Sunset Over the Ocean is a free Lightroom preset that enhances the broad spectrum of colors in sunset photos. It is ideal for those shots along coasts that show both sky and sea.
This preset’s extensive adjustments will give your photos bright and high-contrast tones. In the examples below, you will see which hues are boosted more than the others, to heighten the effect and atmosphere of a sun’s setting.
Boldly Enhances Sunset Hues
Bold and Vibrant. Sunsets are majestic because of their rich and awe-inspiring colors. It is a spectacle of hues at a day’s end. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to accurately capture the colors that we see, without the correct camera settings. It is sadly quite common to have washed-out pictures of sunsets.
The preset solves this problem by boosting contrast, vibrance, saturation, and some whites. As a result, these improvements will give you deep and intense tones. Look at how captivating the After photo above has become.
If you are looking to have a sunset photo printed, or even just to post it in Instagram, this is the filter to go for.
Adds Purple Tones in Highlights and Shadows
Deep Purples. It is this adjustment that defines the preset’s unique aesthetic. Sunset Over the Ocean tints both highlights and shadows with purple, which is the ideal accent for the sky at sunset.
The deep purple in shadows accentuates the clouds, as you can see the After photo above. Because of it, the sky looks more defined and magnificent. On the other hand, the soft purple in highlights helps amplify warm tones. You can see this at the farthest edges of the clouds in the image above.
Darkens Skies to Emphasize the Colors of Sunset
Dim Skies. The preset darkens the horizon to emphasize the sunset’s light and colors. For this effect, it darkens highlights, and intensifies shadows.
Look at the After photo above, for example: the wisps of clouds are darker and more defined. The orange hues of the sunset are more prominent now, too.
To complement this effect, Sunset Over the Ocean also boosts clarity, as you can see on the ocean waves above.
Boosts the Saturation of Warm Colors
Intensified Colors. This stunning preset intensifies the saturation of primary sunset colors — red, orange, and yellow — as you can see in the examples above. This is enough to make those colors pop and captivate all the more.
On the other hand, Sunset Over the Ocean decreases the saturation of cool colors like blue, green, and aqua. This is to make way for the sunset’s warm tones. For an even richer and fuller look, the preset also decreases luminance across all color channels.
Sunset Over the Ocean preset is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and…
Like all our Lightroom Presets, you can absolutely use Sunset Over the Ocean 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
- Designed for Adobe Lightroom for PC, Mac, and Mobile
- Includes Lrtemplate and XMP preset formats for Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic desktop apps
- Includes DNG preset format for the free Lightroom mobile app
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free Preset Download
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