Lightroom Preset – City Scapes

This month’s preset is inspired by the Chicago “L” Trains and the city-scape environments I like to shoot near the Halsted and West Lake Street line.

I am always blown away by the edgy and oftentimes neglected parts of the line where many of these structures have stood for over 100 years.


I’m constantly inspired by the ageless statement these images make.

There’s a real mood to this environment that speaks to me, and this presets allows you to unleash the same mood on your images.

A couple tips when using this preset:

  • This preset (as always) uses heavy vignetting and a generous +1.5 exposure shift so start by adjusting Exposure and Vignette in their respective Basic and HSL panels to get the mood just right.
  • Further fine tuning of both color and tone should be managed via the HSL and Tone Curve

City Scapes is included in the XEQUALS Bundle.

Brandon Oelling

Hi there! I'm Brandon Oelling, the founder of XEQUALS. My team and I believe deep in our hearts that inside every one of us is an amazing photographer. Our mission is to help you navigate your journey with the XEQUALS platform.

  1. Thanks for the nod!

    I also checked out some shots on your website … fantastic work!

    Keep on shootin’ … !

    |Brandon Oelling

  2. Thank you very much.

    I haven’t try it, but looks good, and the previous are superb.

    Best wishes.


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