Heather & Horses
It was two summers ago that I was a beta-tester for the Rebecca Lily Pro pack III. These are excellent presets you can use on your photos to give them a specific look and to process to your liking after applying. I had used other presets but was very excited about these and wanted to shoot some new work specifically for these. What better place to visit De Kampina for this? De Kampina is a national reserve not far from where I live, and is a very special place because of it's various sorts of landscapes. It has some large woodlands, fens, fields with high grass and in the late summer it has heather fields stretching as far as the eye can see. Many told me this place reminds them of the savannas in Africa.
And I got lucky. This time was different, it was one of those days.. I got the right light, right weather and as a bonus I bumped into the wild Icelandic horses who graze here. Perfect conditions to test Rebecca's presets.
The new Rebecca Lily Pro pack IV came out a few months ago and I wanted to try my luck and visit the Kampina to shoot some new work to test the new presets, just like I did with Pro pack III. I have been using pack IIIon a lot of my photos and I have been visiting De Kampina over and over again since that shoot with all kind of conditions from the hottest day in summer to the coldest brumous days and it really has become my 'photographic home'. So what better photos to use than a photoshoot with wild Icelandic horses (or cows) in the middle of blooming, purple heather.. Wíth great morning light.
So even better than two years ago.. what are the chances? Right?
So how about those presets? Well.. like the former presets by Rebecca these are excellent! They are subtle but strong and I love the look they give my work. Pack IV has some really great B&W presets and I already have some favorite colour presets, and I can't wait to use it on my recent work.
From Rebecca Patience :"Pro Set IV for Lightroom 5/6/CC and ACR 8/9 is an evolution in digital editing, with professionally handcrafted color renditions including film-inspired pastels, soft desert hues, bold black & whites and vintage modern tones. Expertly fine tuned controls make pro-level color grading easy and attainable: spend less time tweaking, and more time doing what you love. Photographers who shoot both film and digital will also find this product a wonderful complement to the looks they’re able to achieve with film." - more on the website