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After visiting Cuba for many years, I have my favorite time to visit the island, and I also have my preferred places to go
This time, we went to Cuba in February to a place we never visited before; the island of Cayo Coco. It was a different experience. It was windy, the sand on the beaches in the morning was cold, and the water was colder compared to summer, around 25°C. But we did not complain because in Canada it was -20°C
Just before leaving for Cuba I bought a new compact travel tripod Sirui T-025X. I left my full-size Feisol back at home and put Sirui to the test. I loved the experience. I could carry it for the entire day without even noticing it, and it was stable enough for a mirrorless camera setup.
- Camera: Sony s6000
- Lens: Sony 10-18mm
- Focal Length: 10mm
- Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority (A)
- ISO: 100
- Aperture: F8
- Shutter Speed: 1/30s
- Tripod: Sirui T-025X travel tripod
Editing & Processing
It was a simple and uncomplicated single RAW processing workflow.
First, I used the Crop Overlay tool to make sure the horizon was straight and I also slightly cropped the image.
I used the process I outlined in the article: How to Straighten a Photo in Lightroom.
Next, I used the Natural preset from my Landscape Preset Collection as the base for Lightroom Rapid Editing. Then I used TOOLKIT to boost the Contrast and the Clarity.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Natural (1, 9, 32)
Before & After Transformation