Archive for April 13th, 2009



A Valley on Skye

A Valley on Skye

Another shot from the few hours I spent on Skye coming back from the Hebrides. Typical weather and scenery from what I saw, though I am certain (pretty sure) they have brighter days. Every shot in this light was an exposure challenge.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F4.0 @ 1/80th @ ISO 100. Programed Auto

In Lightroom, my usual Presence adjustments (plus Clarity and Vibrance). On the first pass I used Recovery for the sky and moderate fill light for the foreground, but on a second pass, I used the Graduated Filter effects to darken the sky (pulled down from the top) and to brighten and increase contrast in the foreground (pulled up from the bottom). I also used the Adjustment brush to tone down the brightness of the light areas of the clouds.

From Scotland.