Photo of bullocks in a field – Popular on 500px.com
This photo was taken on a walk in Devon three years ago. The raw file didn’t look very promising – the image was very flat and washed-out – yet Lightroom coaxed vibrant colours and beautiful textures from it.
Having made global adjustments, I turned the exposure down a little, then used the radial filter to highlight the bullocks – young, castrated males, known as steers in the US – in the foreground.
This photo quickly trended as Popular after upload to 500px.com.