The Lightroom preset is deliberately extreme with the idea that the photographer will work back to create the desired look. The preset also contains graduated filters that can be adjusted manually to control the harshness of the sky. For further adjustment of the drama I would also advise looking at both the clarity, shadow and black controls.
Using this Lightroom Preset directly is probably going to be too dramatic for some tastes but adjustments to the level of drama can be easily controlled. The image below shows the preset in use.
You can download the individual Lightroom preset below. There are some great instructions on how to install Lightroom presets, and an additional five presets dedicated to long exposure photography in this photography guide.
If you are new to the pages of FlixelPix and the FREE Lightroom presets you can take the pain out of downloading each individual Lightroom file by buying the complete bundle of Lightroom Presets.
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