Selfie Before the Milky Way, How I Edited It / by Scott Cook

My buddy Gabe Campos and I made a run to the Big Bend region of Texas to shoot the Milky Way. Somewhere along highway 170 between Terlingua and Lajitas, Gabe suggested we take this picture, this is what it looked like straight out of the camera. The image was taken with a Nikon D750 with a Rokinin 14mm lens and edited in LightRoom. The camera settings in the upper left hand corner.

In the Basic panel, the following adjustments that started to really bring the image out.

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In the Tone Control panel the STRONG CONTRAST preset is selected. 

Detail panel changes:

Lens Correction panel was set for the Rokinon 14mm

And finally, even though it's set as a default, the Camera Correction panel is set for the 2012 process and Adobe Standard profile