Dodge and Burn, "the process of selectively brightening and darkening a photograph in post processing to enhance part or all areas of an image". The Wikipedia description - Dodging and burning are terms that come from analog photography, it is a technique used during the printing process to manipulate the exposure of a selected area(s) on a photographic print, deviating from the rest of the image's exposure. Dodging – lightening, burning - darkening.
While still getting to grips with Adobe Lightroom, D&B (lets call it that from now on) was something I'd never tried before. I decided to have a go with the image below of the main tower of Great St Mary's church in Cambridge. I'd already had a go in the past with some other images without a great amount of success - after some Googling (other search engines are available) I managed to get my head around how the brush feature of Lightroom worked! Google has played a big part in my experience with Adobe Lightroom - I would certainly call myself self-taught. Google and Youtube are excellent training guides!
Any way back to the image itself.
Great St Mary's Church; located right in the heart of the city. The church tower commands amazing views across the rooftops and landmarks. At some point I will have to go up the top to take some photos of the Cambridge cityscape. This is the second time I have included the church in the blog - have a look at the photo "Phonebook in Red."