It’s great how a nuclear sunset can cheer me up. I’ve had a lot of problems thrown at me this week and been let down a couple of times. Then I decided to process this image and I was smiling again.
It’s one I shot a few weeks back and have been struggling to bring out the amazing colours I remember. But now I have an idea of how to do it properly. This was a quick trial for the blog and it has a couple of flaws. For example, the glow effect I used is too strong on the rocks, most obviously the one in the centre. It’s made the image look a little like HDR even though it’s not. I had intended to use it on the distant hills and sky, but my masking was a little shoddy.
I captured the image on the Fuji X-T2 and used a Kase Wolverine 3 stop Reverse Grad on the sky. That really is an amazing filter. Post processing was in On1 Photo RAW 2018, but I do need to make some further adjustments as well as be a little more careful.
The other news from this week is Adobe Lightroom Classic CC version 7.3 has been released. There are a few enhancements which frustratingly move some important sliders to new locations. There’s also a couple of changes that seem to be flagging future developments. If you want to know what’s happened I published a video to YouTube earlier.
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I hope you enjoy the video and have a great weekend.
8 thoughts on “Friday Image No. 177”
No wonder you were smiling after producing this image; it’s stunning! Well done!
Best wishes, Roy
Great image Robin!
Just one tiny thing (ignore me if it was a deliberate) the small rock on the edge of the frame at the bottom just right of center is distracting. Spot removal or PS eraser?
Thanks. I hadn’t noticed that until you pointed it out.
Lovely shot Robin, I am up at Derwentwater next Friday with Steve Gosling and Olympus. Hope to get something like this shot.
Knowing your luck, I expect to see a unicorn in the foreground.