cruise writeup and pics

Sorted cruise pics and wrote up the trip. Total around 200 pics: ship, Halong Bay, Sanya. The most work needed were the halong bay pics.

I try not to overdo photoshopping because it feels like cheating somehow. The pics at Halong Bay were seriously awful though. Grey, hazy, dull, just ugh. I don’t have the newfangled dehaze feature in photoshop and lightroom cc, but there’s a youtube video for everything isn’t there.

Adjust levels, add a little mid-tone blue and green in levels, unsharp mask (20%, 50px), shadow/highlight and the pics pop a bit better.

Here’s the original of a pic I took at port:
hb01

After fixing:
hb02

Contrast before and after:
hb03

Another one, the rock details really came out in this one:
hb06

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