It became a tradition for me to stop by Cape Tryon every time I visit Prince Edward Island.
This year I kept the tradition alive but with the small twist. Instead of driving on a dirt road all the way to the cape I took an hour long hike along the beautiful cliffs of the north shore of the island.
Shooting & Processing
I took 3 bracketed shots on a tripod (-1, 0, +1) as I usually do.
There were not any challenges with the shooting. The light was great and I had a plenty of space at the age of the cliff to set up my tripod. The plan for the shot was to make the textures and the colors of the cliffs the focal point of the composition.
First, I wanted to improve the composition, making it a bit tighter by changing the aspect ratio from 3 x 2 to 4 x 3.
After, I used Rapid Editing fro Landscapes. I described the process in tutorial Lightroom Rapid Editing System for Landscapes.
I applied Lightroom preset Shark Cove from my Landscape Collection and after I played with the TOOLKIT adjustments I realized that I needed to boost colors of the cliffs and the color of the sea by different values and it was not possible to achieve using TOOLKIT only.
I jumped to Lightroom’s right panel and made the following adjustments. I used Shark Cove preset as the starting point of editing.
In Photoshop, I used the Stamp Tool to clean up the image and remove the distractions.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70mm
Focal Length: 53mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority (A)
Bracketing: 3 (-1, 0, +1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Lightroom: import, tagging, cropping, Lightroom Rapid Editing + custom adjustments.
Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (water).
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (cliffs).