Punakaiki, New Zealand

Friday Image No.202


Today I was going to share an image of the Franz Joseph Glacier. But having published two mountain images in the past two weeks I decided I wanted a change. Looking through my recent collection of images from New Zealand I picked this image from Punakaiki with its famous pancake rocks.

Fuji X-T2, 10-24 lens, ISO200, f/11.0 at 1/13″

I just finished reprocessing it and I’m very happy with the results. When I say reprocessing, it’s because this is my second attempt at the image. The reason I decided to do this is that I just finished watching a video on YouTube from Glyn Dewis in which he discusses Frequency Separation. Glyn’s a brilliant portrait photographer and if you want to view the video, you’ll find it on his channel here.

https://www.youtube.com/user/GlynDewis/videos

My version of frequency separation is a little more complex and uses a Photoshop Extension Panel called “Wow! Frequency Equalizer Pro”.Interestingly I just reviewed their Masking Panel on my YouTube Channel the other day. If you want to simplify Luminosity Masking, you should watch my video.

I captured the image using a Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 10-24mm at16mm. The camera was tripod mounted and I used a 3 stop Kase Soft ND Grad filter angled over the sky and sea.

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

5 thoughts on “Friday Image No.202”

  1. A beautiful image. I’m not familiar with frequency separation so hopefully you’ll put together a tutorial in the near future?
    I have however watched your interesting video on Wow’s luminosity masking panel so may consider a purchase in the future. For now I’m going to concentrate on following the workflow you provided in your excellent photoshop luminosity masking tutorial.

    1. Thank you. I will work up something on Frequency Separation in the future as its complimented by masking. I wouldn’t invest in the panel yet as I’ve found another (Free) one. It’s one I’ve had for years but it seems to have been updated recently and its now very good. It’s also best to master the tutorials in my book to get the most out of these. I’m very pleased you like the book. A lot of effort went into creating it. Thank you.

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