Lake Powell Wahweap Marina (Arizona)

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It was almost perfect shooting conditions on the day I took the featured photo. It was early evening and the light was already soft, but the thick white clouds made it even softer, acting as a huge natural diffuser. I took 3 bracketed shots (-1, 0, +1) on a tripod.

Processing

The soft diffused light made the processing of this photo easy and straightforward. I did not have to use HDR workflow because the light was not too dynamic and the single RAW processing was sufficient to recover the highlights and the shadows.

I used Lightroom Preset based workflow. I applied Natural preset from my Landscape Preset Collection and adjusted Exposure using ToolKit adjustments.

In the final step, I did some cleaning and color correction in Photoshop.

Arizona. Page. Lake Powell
Loc: 36.956793, -111.488646

Deconstructing Featured Photo

Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70mm
Focal Length: 19mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442  – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D

Processing: Lightroom Preset Based Workflow

Lightroom: import, tagging, preset based processing (Natural preset from Landscape Collection)
Photoshop: contrast, color correction, cleaning, noise reduction, sharpness.

Photoshop Plugins: 

  • Looking forward to the rest of the trip Viktor. Great stuff.

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