Weekend Sky #45 – New Forest

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.

About Author
Bren is a female amateur photographer and blogger 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.
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