I’m surprised that I actually like the way this image from Maine turned out. I got a little bit discouraged with the location because Shannon and I got there right at sunset, and there were already about 10 photographers set up on the rocks. We had to find our own angles that would give us a good composition, while keeping balding heads out of our shots. I also sat on this image for a while because our buddy Mike Mezeul got a sweet shot from a low angle. I didn’t think mine was as good, and I had plenty of other stuff to work on, so this one could wait.
The only problem I have with it displaying on my blog is the size. It really looks better if you click on it. The details are much more crisp when its a bit larger.
This image was created by manually blending 2 exposures in photoshop. One for the sky, and one for the water. I used the two exposures to mold the light on the rocks, lighthouse, and trees a bit, by picking and choosing which exposure to paint in different areas at different opacities. It’s a fun process. There was quite a bit more processing, including luminosity masks, nik plugins, a topaz plugin, and a subtle orton effect just on the crashing wave.
Thanks for looking! I’ll probably be away from the blog for the rest of the week as you all spend time away from the computer with loved ones. I think I’ll be alone this year, after moving far from my family, but there are a few locals that have been kind enough to extend an invitation for me to join them. Sitting at home, editing with my own cheesecake, sounds just as fine to me 🙂