Color Grading Breakdown
I picked this shot because compared to the other exterior shots, it looked like the sun was setting. I wanted to remove the pinkish look and give it some power.
I know that I’m not going for a high contrast look. Let’s start with a gentle contrast curve.
Next step is balancing the colors. I removed some magenta to get a greenish/cyan look..
I created a matte with the luminosity of the sky and graded the foreground (exterior of the matte). I contrasted the midtones to get some clarity in the shot.
I restored some details in the sky and added a bit of blue/cyan.
I keyed the sand and brought up some warmth in it.
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Music: July Talk – The Garden