Friday Image No. 151


The Trinnacle, Saddleworth
The Trinnacle, Saddleworth. Fuji X-T2, Fujinon 10-24mm, ISO200, 1/9″ at f/11.0. Tripod and 0.9 ND Grad.

In my previous post, I mentioned the Trinnacle rock that my friend Dave wanted to photography. Today I thought I would share an image that I shot that evening. The Trinnacle is the rock on the left and from this angle you can’t see there are three pillars (hence the name).

The image was captured on the Fuji X-T2 with a Fujinon 10-24mm lens. This is a great lens for landscape work and doesn’t seem to suffer from much distortion. It’s also produced a very detailed image here despite my processing the RAW file in Lightroom. I really must try reprocessing it using Iridient. I expect the detail will be superb.

I also had the camera mounted on a tripod and used a 0.9 (3 stop) ND graduated filter on the sky. This helped to balance the exposure of the sky with the valley and the Trinnacle rock.

In terms of processing, the conversion from the RAW was done in Lightroom, which I also used to liven up the heather. It’s a little late for heather now and I had to breathe new life back into it by enhancing the red in this area. I then enhanced it further using the free Nik Viveza software and control points (see my book if you want to know more about using Viveza).

I hope you like the image and have a great weekend.

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