Weekend Sky #45 – New Forest


A photograph of a sunset in the New Forest, processed with a Sky Replacement in Photoshop.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/7.1
ISO: 200

Focal Distance: 18 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/40sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop
Photographer: Bren Ryan


One of our favourite places to visit is the New Forest… During the August bank holiday, we decided to have a few days away in Hampshire. As we sat on a wooden bench near Boldre to admire the ponies and deers (which by the way decided to hide up)… I took the above image.

Unfortunately, the sky was just grey and bland… so, I decided to do some sky replacement manipulation in Photoshop with their Sky replacement tool.

I used one of the skies that comes with Photoshop and just played around with the settings until I achieved the result I wanted.

Then a quick develop using the hue/saturation adjustment layer and then back into Lightroom Classic for the final touches of enhancing the colours and adding quite a few radial filters to bring light to certain parts of the image.

If my image doesn’t look right… I have no hesitation in using software to enhance it… whether it be a sky replacement or using a texture overlay.

Remember it is your image… do what you like with it!

Posted as Part of Hammad’s Weekend Sky Photography Challenge.

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