It has been a week of challenges again, I had to make an emergency trip to the dentist as it turns out my wisdom tooth removal now has an infection, one script for antibiotics and a bottle of mouthwash later I’m back at work collecting my laptop and heading home feeling awful.
My big PC is also in having its last tweak before it returns to normal operations hopefully so this is posted on my laptop. The good news is we have a 3 day weekend starting tomorrow!
Enough whining! Back a few weeks ago I went out to the local Estuary as the sky was looking interesting for a sunset. In the end it was interesting but looking the other way from the sun, there were pretty clouds and lovely pink and purple tones in the sky.
The tide was going out so I put on the Lee Big Stopper and experimented with quite long exposures, in fact the image taken above was at 7 minutes. Felt like eternity standing there waiting for the red light to flash on the back of the camera! And this time I remembered to block the eye piece, I used the back lens cap, it fitted over it snugly:)
As well as the really long exposure, this image also has another new technique, there was a big pink cloud in the sky but it got lost due to the long exposure time and my normal LR processes couldn’t bring it back.
So I played with split toning and it was the perfect tool to bring the pink back into the sky and yet leave the rest of the blue in the sky and water untouched.
I like the interesting foreground and how the eye follows along the shore and back across the image.
It was only my 3rd go out with the Lee filters so happy to have any tips and tricks pointed my way!
All comments and feedback welcome 🙂