A few weeks back, I featured the Covehead Harbour lighthouse in my blog, which is one of 63 lighthouses located in Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island (PEI). It gave me the idea to dig into my photo archives and see how many lighthouses from PEI I had photographed over the years.
Due to my poor tagging habits in my earlier Lightroom days, this happened to be quite a challenging task. After a few hours of going through my archives, I decided to change the whole approach and started posting photos of PEI lighthouses, one by one, as I found them. Maybe later, I will create a combined post with all of them.
This featured photo is from the Cedar Dunes Provincial Park where the West Point Lighthouse is located.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: HDR Processed in HRD Expose 3
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to HDR Expose 3
HDR Expose 3: I used 3 photos to tone map image ( -1; 0, +1 ). 32-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (check my review HDR Expose 3 – King of Natural Looking HDR)
Lightroom: cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, masking with Stamp Tool poles and wires, contrast.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky)
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors.