I recently came across some new Adobe Lightroom presets by Sleeklens. The base package for landscape photography called “Through the Woods” is $39.00 and for that you get quite a lot to choose from and it really speeds up the editing process. I went through some photos I took over the past year and selected a bunch that I haven’t done much editing with yet. I was quite pleased with the results and how some of the “Out of Box” presets worked with my photos. Some of these required only 1 or 2 preset options and I was done, while other photos took some time to get it to look just right. I did find many of the presets in the package to be a little over the top. Way over saturated, too dark or too bright. I did find I would get it right after I modified the preset to my liking. The majority of these are definitely a base preset that you can then work from to get the final image you want to create.
Sunset in False Creek
The Sleeklens preset package offers some great filters for sunsets. I found they worked with my images nicely.
Homesite Creek Falls
The “Out of Box” HDR preset is really pretty awesome. Although it’s way over the top for a lot of my work, this one suited it very well.
Francis Peninsula Park
Once again the HDR preset is just great. It really brought out all of the details that were in this image.
Stars Over Pender Harbour
I didn’t expect much for Black and White in this preset package but there are a couple of options that work fairly well. It really depends on the image you’re working with. This particular shot took some time to get just right.
Evening Light in Coal Harbour
The Sleeklens presets offer some very vibrant colour options that really work with golden hour and sunset images. This image appeared somewhat flat before I applied any edits and the presets really brought out the vibrant scene that I experienced.
If you’re looking for something new to try out I definitely recommend purchasing the “Through the Woods” Lightroom preset.