In my first LR Virtual Copy post, I referred to the possibility to editing for mood / weather. I want to show an example with one of my images.
First, I edited the original. When I was satisfied with it, I made a virtual copy of it.
Then, I gently pulled the clarity slider to the left in this copy to give more the effect of the wind I experienced while taking the photo. I feel it also enhances the windblown grasses.
Finally, I selected both copies in LR, under the drop down menu ‘Photo’, is ‘edit in’. I chose edit in CS4 as layers. This means both copies will be opened in CS4 where I then combined them into one image. The original edit was layer 1, the edited virtuI copy layer 2. I erased the sandhill cranes in the front to show the sharp birds from layer 1. After being done with the composit, I saved the new image back into the folder in LR where the copies had come from.