Today we head back out to the desert city of Las Vegas where I shot the image below at daybreak. I had walked across the elevated crosswalk between the MGM Grand and New York New York, stopping to await the traffic that was sitting at a red light a block or so away. It had been some time since I had captured any light trails so this was the perfect opportunity to do so. By the way, this vantage point is just above the Firefighter II image posted previously.
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This is a single long exposure image (RAW) processed completely in LR4 with it's versatile array of sliders. I was quite happy with this result, particularly when you see the original shot (below).
The long exposure had blown out some of the lighting and made things a bit fuzzy overall but LR4 is a really powerful tool for working with RAW files, allowing one to recover a great deal of information. The final settings were saved as a preset for future use. Presets are great time savers, although each image is different, but they can get you closer than starting from scratch.
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