Archive for March 2nd, 2010



Storm Coming Up the Coast

Another of those amazing sky days along the coast. I have taken this view of Parson’s Beach 100s of times, and, as the cliché has it, being the ocean, it is never the same twice. This day, a major storm had passed through the day before, and there was still plenty of drama in the sky. I composed this both ways, with the beach as 2/3s and with the sky as 2/3s and like this one marginally better.

Exposure was weighted toward the sky by using Exposure Lock…but I am finding that I need to do less of that with the SX20IS, since the built in iContrast mode does a good job of balancing the earth and sky in this kind of shot: Especially when the earth is well lighted.

Canon SX20IS at 28mm equivalent. F4 @ 1/640th @ ISO 100. Programmed auto, biased for the sky by tipping up and locking exposure.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sky. Fill Light for the foreground and to pick up detail in house on the point. Blackpoint quite a ways right. Overall exposure adjustment toward the bright side for the snow. Added Clarity and just a touch of Vibrance. Sharpen landscape preset.

From Around Home 2010.