Exploding Sunset Lanzarote

January 30, 2013

 

Exploding Sunset Lanzarote FinalExploding Sunset Lanzarote Final This was taken on the Playa Grande beach Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote at not far off low tide and was a 100 second exposure. The wind was moderately strong so there was some good cloud movement

The picture was taken on a Tripod with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10 mm.

 Processing started with adjustments in Camera RAW for better detail and colours. The sliders used included exposure, Vibrance and clarity. I aimed to darken the edge areas and enhance colours

Photoshop

Topaz adjust was used with Vibrance presets group with Specify preset to enhance colours. With Topaz applied on a layer a layer mask was used to exclude the effect from some highlight areas.

General adjustments in levels to enhance.

Saturation adjustments, blue channel down to tone down the blues in the sky and red channel a little up to enhance colours more

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.

Duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

The healing brush and clone brush were used to remove sensor dust marks.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the original, then after RAW editing and then the final result.

Original

Exploding Sunset Lanzarote OriginalExploding Sunset Lanzarote Original

After RAW edit

Exploding Sunset Lanzarote after RAW editExploding Sunset Lanzarote after RAW edit

Final Image

Exploding Sunset Lanzarote FinalExploding Sunset Lanzarote Final

For licences see Exploding Sunset Lanzarote

Edwin Jones

My latest eBook

A beginners guide in plain English

Understand Camera Final CoverUnderstand Your Camera Understand Your Camera

Understand Your Camera Amazon

Also checkout

Compose Better PicturesCompose Better Pictures Cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compose Better Pictures:Amazon UK

or Compose Better Pictures Amazon com

See my Photos on flickr here Edwin Jones Flickr

Tutorials

Taking Pictures for HDR

Zoom Burst in Photoshop

Reviews

Photomatix 4.2

Photomatix 5

Timer Remote Review

Wireless Remote Shutter Release Review

Links

Topaz Adjust

Noiseware

We respect your email privacy
 
 
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January February March April May (1) June July August September October November December
January February March (1) April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May (1) June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December