From time to time, I will browse through my photos archive, to rediscover images taken years ago. Images that looked dull or uninteresting then, can emerge as good photographs. The boats image below is a good example.
This image was taken five years ago with a Nikon D300 (now, sold). It was nothing special, but today with the help of a Lightroom 5 preset, and some tweaking it transformed to an interesting photo.
Having the original NEF file (the RAW format of the Nikon) made all the difference. I had available the original image information to process, and use features like the Lens distortion correction (which was not available at the time). I am really happy that I decided early to keep my RAW files with Lightroom and not just the final JPEGs !!
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