Here is the photo I took many years ago in Niagra Falls when I was still shooting with Canon. It is a view of the Rainbow bridge, which connects Canada and the USA, and the Bridal Veil Falls, a part of the Niagra Falls. I was shooting from the observation deck of the Skylon Tower after heavy rain.
- Camera: Canon 60D
- Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/400s
- ISO: 100
- Focal length: 17mm
When you edit the free raw photo, you will have to address 3 main issues:
- The RAW photo is underexposed by 2/3 stops.
- It has strong barrel distortion (horizon)
- It has plenty of digital noise.
My RAW Editing Version
And here is my editing version of the free RAW image. You can access all my editing steps from the Snapshot Panel of the Develop module in Lightroom.
I thought that area of the sky was uninspiring. I decided to reduce its visual impact by changing the aspect ratio from 3:2 to 16:9.
What About Copyright?
All free raw images I share, I took myself, and they belong to me. They are not sourced from the public. But they are still copyrighted.
You are free to edit my RAW photos. And if you want to share them on your blog or social media, go for it; all I am asking is to credit me with the link to my site. And you can not use them commercially.