I love the view of Percé Pock. This massive limestone cliff is so unique and distinctive but sometimes looks completely out of place in its surroundings. It reminds me the huge battleship from beginning of 20th century.
Last time I visited the town of Percé as a part of my driving trip to Atlantic coast of Quebec. After spending 3 days in the wilderness of Forillon National Park it was a very different experience to be in Perce which is a busy tourist attraction with thousands of people staying in this tiny place. It felt very crowded.
After visiting Perce on multiple occasions. I had plenty of photos of the Rock. This time, my goal was to find a different and more interesting perspective of the rock. I noticed yellow flowers with the fence at the top of the cliff facing Perce Rock and I thought they would be great foreground elements of the composition.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
Focal Length: 19mm
Bracketing: 5 shots ( -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 )
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 – Check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review.
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used all 5 images to tone map image ( -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 ), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom (Tutorial: Complete HDR Workflow).
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, removing HDR artifacts in water, contrast.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (water, sky)
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements (cliffs)