The lighting on this day was very flat and subdued, the skies were overcast and gray meaning a lot of the buildings I photographed needed a bit of a boost in the contrast. I have been using Lightroom more and more recently to experiment with adding my own levels of vintage style filter. I tend to do an initial lighting and colour correction edit before making a virtual copy which I then edit more heavily!
*Quick tip - Creating virtual copies in Lightroom is great to make different versions of the same photo without losing or overriding your initial edits. Click Command+' (mac) or Control+' (windows) to create another copy of that image before adding your edits! Great for creating a colour version and then one in Black and white or sepia, or for trying a few crop variations.
I have been using lens correction tools to create vignetting and also playing around with split toning and camera calibration to add different tones to the images.
This raspberry bush really came out with this filter! I loved the subtle colours it creates.
The two above images both needed some contrast to bring out the patterns in the bricks and the shadows from the vines.
Just a few of my favourites from the day! Let me know what you think, what are your favourite photography/drawing locations?!