Compton Bay 2

Photo Information
Taken on the same day as the previous one. This one was edited in PSPX2 to remove some unnecessary and distracting elements. Also I have tried a lower saturation with a higher contrast by sandwiching an 80% opaque black and white layer between two colour layers and using a Soft Light blend mode between the two top layers.
16/03/2010 - 18:28MeanMachine
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/15
Focal Length18mm


Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 19:17
Wow! There is definitely something about the skies down there. Nice colours too!

I saw impressive cloud when taking my 'Wight Walker' pic, but also the same day took similar to this but from a higher viewpoint.


Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm


Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 19:38
I agree - look at those clouds! Great stuff

Mat W
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Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 19:45
Brilliant shot I really like this, well recorded regards Ron


Link Posted 16/03/2010 - 20:05
Great image - very dramatic.
May I ask what advantage your light blend layers technique has over a simple curves adjustment in terms of image contrast?

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Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 17:55
To be honest, I've never tried this using Curves. I'm not sure whether there is any advantage. I just like the resulting effect that this technique gives, although it's not effective with all pictures. I've only used it with plant life and landscapes at the moment.
You've piqued my curiosity to see if it can be created using Curves and HSL adjustments alone.
Curiosity killed the cat....but for a while I was a suspect

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Last Edited by MeanMachine on 17/03/2010 - 17:56


Link Posted 17/03/2010 - 19:56
Great shot it has almost the feeling of a painting to me, Ilike it alot.

Regards John
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Link Posted 18/03/2010 - 12:04
Admittedly I'm a bit of a sucker for big skies, but I love this one!
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
MF - Vivitar CF 28/2.8, Tamron AD2 90/2.5, MTO 1000/11
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Link Posted 26/05/2010 - 21:56
great shot and Spectacular collection
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