The campground is set on top of the cliffs of the island and it is a perfect location for whale watching while having a quiet meal.
At the time I took the featured photo the morning fog was not completely gone and I really liked the effect it created by hiding the horizon. It looked if the ocean was seamlessly transitioning into the sky.
When I saw the ferry ship fast approaching the island I knew it was my chance for an interesting composition. I had to run for 300 meters or so to the edge of the cliff where I had enough space to set up the tripod.
Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70mm
Focal Length: 70mm
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
It was a single RAW file editing.
I wanted to emphasize the vastness of the predominate blue hues of the sky and the ocean. Also I wanted to boost green/yellow colors of the campground to create a stronger contrast with the blues.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Point Lobos (1, 13, 17, 32, 37)
Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky).
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (mountains).