The beauty of visiting Prince Edward Island is because of its relatively small in size, you can have an enormous variety of the scenes in a very short period of time.
The day I took the featured photo, I drove for 400km covering the coastal drives of the North Shore, East Shore and South Shore. And each part of the drive had its own distinctive feature. The drive started with the famous red cliffs of the island later the landscape transformed into beautiful dunes with the endless beaches. When I reached the East Shore it was the turn for the fields to dominate the view.
Even though it was a hot and humid afternoon it felt that the summer was almost over.
Shooting & Processing
I stopped at the side of the road when I saw the filed with the iconic for PEI landscapes rolls of hay.
I was shooting on a tripod using the widest possible focal length of 10mm. The wide focal length tends to change the perspective by making foreground elements look much bigger and background much smaller. In this particular case, I was standing in a very close proximity to the rally of hey but on the picture, the distance looks much longer.
I set an aperture to f/14 to make sure I had everything focus, starting from the foreground rally all the way to the horizon.
It was a single RAW file editing.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Point Lobos (10, 13, 35)
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 10-18mm
Focal Length: 10mm
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, Lightroom Rapid Editing.
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).