Archive for August 5th, 2009



Flood Tide!

Flood Tide!

Tides continue unusually full along our coast. These pools are rarely this brim full, and rarely so still.  It was that kind of morning, and, as you can see, evn the mist had not burned or blown off yet, though the sky promised (and delivered) a clear hot day.

The textures of the grass, brought out by a using a graduated filter up from the bottom to increase Clarity (local contrast) and overall contrast, is as much the subject of this image as the pools.

Sony DSC H50 at full wide. F5.6 @ 1/320th @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

As above, I used graduated filter effects from the top (darken) and the bottom (lighten and increased Clarity and Contrast). Also my standard added global Clarity and Vibrance, and the Landscape sharpen preset.

Something similar:

The Long and Thin of Reflections

The Long and Thin of Reflections

Cropped for effect, with similar treatment in Lightroom, except for some added work with the Local Effects Brush to bring up the trees a bit. Again the texture of the grasses in the foreground are important to the image.