Plaza de Armas, Vintage- Peru

I’ve been experimenting with a few different ways to postprocess photographs in LR3. Here, I portray the Plaza de Armas in Peru as “NYC Vintage.” Overall I think I really like the effect. But more importantly, what do you think?

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Author: Nathan Bush Wedding Photography

My name is Nathan Bush and I am a loving husband, an avid world traveler, an adventurer, and an off-road and Jeep enthusiast. I began my serious journey into photography in the mountains of Patagonia Argentina where I fell in love with the wilderness world. My passion has taken me to Iceland, Alaska, Peru, Argentina, Belgium, the Netherlands, and countless National Parks.  A good friend once told me I should combine my knack for beautiful landscape photography with capturing the details of their wedding, so I decided to dive right into the challenge. It has been quite a ride from there, and thus today, my passion for photography has evolved to capturing the raw candid emotion and intimate moments involved in wedding photography.

9 thoughts on “Plaza de Armas, Vintage- Peru”

  1. It’s a great shot of the Plaza de Armas! I think when I was there I was really struck by the color of it all. While I like this treatment, I think a lot of that color has been lost.

    1. Hi Loni Found Herself,
      Thanks! You bring up a good point about the color. Yet, on the flip side it’s quite amazing how old the buildings are in the Plaza de Armas, and I think the vintage effect really does that justice. But hey, that’s what keeping the original copy is for, right?
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
      – Nate

  2. I love this Nate! What kind of photo shop did you use to get this effect? I’ve been playing around with Snapseed and Instagram lately on my iPhone but not on my MAC.

    1. Hey thirdeyemom! Thanks for the compliment, I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 now. Shooting images in RAW. Its a wonderful program, I’ll never use anything else again! Love it.

      1. Is it hard to learn how to use especially for a novice photographer? Is that how you can play around and make the vintage or other effects too? Nicole

      2. Hey Nicole,
        Hmm, well, there is a bit of a learning curve to it. That being said its easy to adjust the basics like color, exposure, contrast, highlights, etc etc which all have sliders for adjustment on the right side of the program. And for the more advanced effects you can download presets made by professionals off the internet; so once you click on the preset it makes the necessary adjustment to the photograph. If you dont like it just click “edit – Undo.” I highly recommend the program. I think LR4 is out now too by the way, but LR3 should be all you need if you can get it cheaper.
        Feel free to email me if you have any more questions! Hope that helps,
        – Nate

    1. Thanks, Victor. I agree, its definitely a different effect, but for me, I think it is a more artistic approach to displaying the Plaza de Armas.

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