This is another photo from my latest trip to the Atlantic coast of Canada. That day, my plan was to climb Mont Saint-Alban and take a few aerial shots of Forillon National Park and Gaspe Bay at sunrise. The trail to the top of the mountain starts at Cap-Bon-Ami in the northern section of the park, only a few steps from the beautiful beach.
I arrived at the beach around 4am and initially, I was not planning to unpack my gear before climbing, but when I saw little clouds over the cliffs of Cape Gaspe, I could not resist. The light was not too dynamic and it was enough to take only 3 bracketed shots in order to process them for HDR later.
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Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
Focal Length: 23mm
Bracketing: 3 shots ( -1, 0, +1 )
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 3 images to tone map image ( -1, 0, +1 ), 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)