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Sunrise from Pulpit Rocks


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Very nice. Is that straight from the camera, or did you tweak it in Affinity Photo? If the latter, what adjustments did you make?

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Thanks for the kind words.

 

Alfred:

Were my photos like this straight out of the camera, I wouldn't need Affinity Photo. That said, I try not to process too much (and I typically jot down notes when I take a photo like this so later I can dredge up what I thought I was seeing so I don't over process). In this case, here are the adjustments I made:

I typically start by creating a number of luminosity masks for different tonal ranges.

1) used a curves adjustment to darken the shadows in the hills and trees (the camera captured too much dynamic range);

2) used a color balance to bring out the yellow highlights on the trees;

3) used a curves adjustment to lighten the top of the sky (above the looming clouds);

4) used a color balance to bring out some of the tint in the clouds in that light area;

5) used a high pass filter to sharpen the clouds (used a gradient to restrict it to the sky and a luminosity mask to restrict it to the darker clouds).

 

In each case, the adjustments were light. Once I was in the right place (I had hiked about an hour up to the point) at the right time (I made a cup of coffee and waited about 20 minutes for this scene) and with my camera pointed in the right direction (I guess that goes without saying), I didn't need to do much. Nature had done all the hard work.

 

Thanks again for viewing and for the compliments.

 

Darin

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Alfred:

Were my photos like this straight out of the camera, I wouldn't need Affinity Photo.

 

I thought as much, Darin! Since my question was essentially rhetorical, I guess I should have phrased it as such.

 

Thanks for the further details. :)

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Alfred,

 

I assumed your question was rhetorical—my comment was meant as a bit of a joke (and the voice in my head as I typed it had that sort of hopeful "if only" tone). In any case, I hope my comments gave you an idea of what I did.

Best,

Darin

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