Friday Image No.179

Stanage Edge, The Peak District. Fuji X-T2, 16-55mm Fuji Lens at 16mm. ISO200, 1/20″ at f11.0. Kase Wolverine 0.6 ND Hard Grad filter.

This week I’m doing something a little different. I’m sharing this image, not because I think it’s great, but because I had to make something out of nothing. If you’re interested, here is the starting image.

The starting image prior to the processing shown in the video.

The reason for my problem is that I haven’t had much time recently to shoot new work. The weather hasn’t been great but now seems to be improving. I have also been wrapped up in developing and launching a new course (Mastering Photoshop Luminosity Masks); you can watch the first section for free using this link. On top of that, there have been photography club presentations to make, which are great fun but take lots of preparation.

The real reason I wanted to share this though is that I recorded the creation of the image in full. From Lightroom into Photoshop, processing with Nik and then additional dodging and burning in Photoshop. I posted the full video on YouTube.

I will warn you though, it’s about 30 minutes long. If you want to subscribe to the channel, this is the link to use (

Have a great weekend.

5 thoughts on “Friday Image No.179

  1. Excellent conversion to black and white. It has a very strong look of monochrome film. The only thing I can not wrap around in my mind, however, is the scale of the object sitting on the rock. Is it a few inches high or a couple of stories? Perhaps a local person would have no problem recognizing this, but to a foreigner, like myself, I can not recognize it. Even the rocks belie their size, so that does not help. Was this part of any intention or is this thing so famous that no one in the UK would ever second guess this. I see you titled it “Stanage Edge” but I am not familiar with that name or area. Sorry that I have made a puzzle out of your great work, but the scale eludes me. John Marsh

    1. Thanks John. The object on the rock is a Trig Point and you find them in lots of locations in the UK. They are used for mapping and measurement and are about waist height. Here is a link to an article Stanage Edge is an edge of exposed rock running for several miles. Here is another brief description with an image that helps you better visualise the area

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