A clear photo of a mountain landscape

Foggy Horizon

Foggy Horizon free Lightroom preset makes landscape photos crisp and clear. It draws out strong tones to fully add depth and definition. This is the best preset to use if your outdoor shot appears somewhat hazy or foggy.

This is specially designed for landscapes but is versatile enough for most outdoor or travel photography. If your image needs a bolder and majestic look, this is the one to go for.

Try it on your next set of travel photos. Foggy Horizon will look amazing as a bold effect and a unifying filter for Instagram.

Brightens and Intensifies Hues

A darkened photo of a mountain

Bold and Crisp. Notice how clearer the After photo is after applying the preset. It is compelling with its strong hues and majestic feel.

To create this look, Foggy Horizon moderately increases exposure; this adds some illumination that blend with other toning adjustments. More on tone enhancements later.

Now, notice the boost in color, particularly the trees. They look greener and more vibrant. This is the result of the preset’s contrast boost. This intensifying of hues goes hand in hand with the deep tones.

Sets the Scene with Deep and Strong Tones

A dark road lined with pine trees

Deep Darks. This preset leans towards dark tones. It mutes highlights and intensifies shadows. Notice how the above After photo appears cinematic as well; it is as if there is a dramatic narrative unfolding.

This effect is therefore ideal for scenarios that call for an intense mood and atmosphere.

A dark mountain covered in vibrant green grass

Bold Blacks. Foggy Horizon further darkens the scene by lowering the amount of light in both black and white areas. This is further and more finely adjusted in the tone curve as well.

Look at the above After photo. If this were a movie, for example, it would either be ominous or dramatic. It may remind you of some charmingly haunting films by Guillermo del Toro.

Draws Out the Landscape’s Colors

Vibrant icy mountain peaks and bright blue skies

Vivid. The entire motif of this preset is intensity. In addition to darkened tones, Foggy Horizon also applies amplified vibrance and saturation. Undersaturated areas are given a boost, and some vibrance is added to lend some brilliance to the image. Notice the effect on the bluer skies and crisper mountain range.

Emphasizes Sky Colors

A vivid and colorful landscape with bright blue skies

Blue Horizons. The preset more specifically extracts the blues in the image. This is, after all, a preset designed to present the horizon in its full glory.

For clear and vibrant skies, Foggy Horizon increases the luminance of the color blue. This, in conjunction with lowered highlights, draws out blue hues and several other details.

Look at how you can appreciate more of the horizon in the After photo. You can see more of the mountains in the distance and even the delicate wisps of clouds.


Foggy Horizon is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…

Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Foggy Horizon as is, right out of the box. With any preset you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting and subject matter.

  • Entirely Adjustable
  • Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
  • Performs with both PC, Mac and Mobile
  • Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
  • 100% Free


Free Lightroom Preset by Presetbase

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