Archive for September 13th, 2009



Portland Head Light and Rose

Portland Head Light and Rose

Another view of Portland Head Light from our Labor Day visit. Generally I use the flip-out LCD on the H50 for low angle shots. Here, however, the rose is actually just below my eye-level, and including it in the composition from a normal height makes the greenery obscure most of the Lighthouse building. So I flipped out the LCD, tilted it down instead of up, and held the camera at arms length above my head to capture the relationship between foreground and background that I was after. Score one more for the articulated LCD.

Sony DSC H50 at about 55mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/1000 @ ISO 100. Programed auto with -.7EV exposure compensation for the whites of the Lighthouse.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sky and Lighthouse whites. Blackpoint just to the right. Added Clarity and Vibrance in the Presence panel. Sharpen landscape preset. This image, like most of my over-the-head shots, required some straightening of the horizon as well.

From Portland Head Light.