Ashenbank Woods – Changing Colours – HSL

Photographed at Ashenbank Woods near Cobham in Kent.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: EF-S24mm f/2.8 STM
F/Number: f/2.8
ISO: 100

Focal Distance: 24mm
Shutter Speed:
1/640 sec
Adobe Lightroom Classic

The HSL Panel in Lightroom is a very powerful tool, especially when changing colours of a Landscape.

In Lightroom

  • Lens Correction
    • Remove Chromatic Aberration
    • Enable Profile Corrections
  • Basic Panel
    • Profile Adobe Colour
    • Temp 8431
    • Tint 10
    • Blacks -8
    • Vibrance +15
    • Saturation +20
  • HSL Panel
    • Hue
      • Red -20
      • Orange -23
      • Green +53
      • All other colours 0
    • Saturation
      • Red +17
      • Orange +19
      • Yellow +8
      • Green +9
      • All other colours 0
    • Luminance
      • Red -19
      • Orange _24
      • Yellow +12
      • Green +22
      • Aqua +6
      • Blue -17
      • All other colours 0
  • Detail Panel
    • Sharpening
      • Amount 77
      • Radius 10
      • Detail 25
      • Masking 99
    • Noise Reduction
      • Luminance 0
      • Colour 25
      • Detail 50
      • Smoothness 50
      • All other settings default.
  • Effects Panel
    • Style Highlight Priority
    • Amount -22
    • Midpoint 22
    • Feather 76
  • Tone Curve
    • One point at Input 69 Output 66
    • One point at Input 200 Output 205
  • Calibration Panel
    • Red Primary set to -14

Graduated Filters

  • Exposure -0.49
  • Highlights -57
  • Shadows 18
  • Saturation -15
  • Range mask used Colour, Amount 62 and eyedropper placed on the white area and not the trees.
  • Exposure -0.26

Radial Filters

  • Exposure 0.26
  • Exposure 0.26
  • Exposure 0.09
  • Exposure 0.37

Heal Tool

  • There was a yellow plaque on the gate so I used the Heal Tool to remove it with a size of 37 and 0 feather.

What I love about the edit is the warm tones…. the golden path and vivid green leaves. It is amazing what the HSL Panel can do.



I do hope these workflow posts are helping you to experiment in Lightroom. Until next time, happy editing!

About the Author

Bren is a female amateur photographer, fibromyalgia sufferer and blogger at Bacardigirl.UK who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Brashley Photography which showcases the places they’ve visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

18 responses to “Ashenbank Woods – Changing Colours – HSL”

      1. Most welcome Bren!

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  1. Nicely done, instagrammable work.

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  2. What a transformation. Thanks for the incredible information. Beautiful image.

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  3. Gosh this really is the most amazing photo – I would love to say I understand all the editing process, but in time, maybe, if I keep studying!! Thank you for sharing Autumn in all its depth and richness.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment xx


  4. I do have Lightroom CC. Thank you for this. I will keep all this in mind.

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  5. Thats a great shot and thanks for the lightroom walkthrough. most helpful.


    1. Thank you… I’m pleased it helped xx

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  6. That is just amazing to see the transformation Bren!

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  7. I still haven’t tried lightroom. this would really teach me.. 😉

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    1. So pleased to hear it will help you xx

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