Archive for February 24th, 2010



Seaweed Black

These black seaweed bladders are all over the rocky beaches of southern Maine. I am not certain whether they are black in life or if they turn black as they dry…but they are fascinating anyway. This is an extreme closeup using the Super Macro mode on the Canon SX20IS. The lens hood is practically touching the rock.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent and Super Macro. F4 @ 1/640th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sunny rock and the reflected highlights on the seaweed. A touch of Fill Light. Blackpoint just right. Added Clarity and just a tiny amount of Vibrance. Sharpen landscapes preset. Cropped slightly at the bottom to remove the worst of the out of focus weed.

From Around Home 2010.