Can I Fix a Disaster?

Rob Shoots Film

After messing with Lightroom on my iPhone yesterday I posed a question to myself: Can I use Lightroom to fix a disaster? The answer is a resounding no, though maybe if I actually knew what I was doing I could have better results.

Here is a terrible shot from Epcot Center:


Yet another clock picture. The camera was in aperture priority mode (what the Nikon FG-20 actually calls Auto mode) and clearly the light meter was looking at the sky and not the foreground. Oh well.

Here is my very funny attempt at fixing things with Lightroom on my iPhone:


I mean, I guess it’s a success as you can see the things that were buried in shadow, but it’s a fail in that they just look ridiculously awful. If I knew what I was doing, would I have done better? Probably not. The picture was a disaster after all…

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Rob Shoots Film

My last photo of the Atlantic Ocean was taken at Daytona Beach in Florida. The next one will probably be Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts, or maybe Hampton Beach in New Hampshire. I just need the temps to be a little warmer before I go for a visit.


Pretty stoked that I got that bird in the shot, even though you can barely see it or tell what it is. It’s there. Nice job, Robert.

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