Ullswater Light in Black and White

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A tricky one to shoot! This is a single shot, but a blended image using two different exposures of the same shot as layers in Photoshop and the relative opacities adjusted to try and represent what I was seeing when I took the shot, retaining as much dynamic range as possible. Once this was done, it was converted to black and white.

There's a colour version too, I might post if anyone's interested.

K-3, DA 16-45, ND Grad
02/07/2014 - 21:34davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/60
Focal Length16mm


Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 10:05
Great image David, love the the drama in this shot and much prefer this to the colour version

FF: Pentax K-1, D-FA* 70-200, D-FA 24-70, D-FA 100, D-FA 28-105, FA 77, FA 43
APSC: K3, K5, DA*50-135, DA*300, Sigma 17-50, Sigma 10-20, 18-55mm, DA 55-300mm, DA35, 1.4TC
4/3: Q10, Q, 01, 02, 06
Fuji XT1, XF18-55, XF27


Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 11:18
Gosh, that has worked well. A real sombre feeling - almost threatening.

You must have gone to a lot of trouble to create this. I have not yet tried using different layers in Photoshop.

A few of my photographs in flickr.
Lizars 1910 "Challenge" quarter-plate camera; and some more recent stuff.


Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 12:08
Good picture and the PS approach worked well. This image doesn't have that odd contrast look that afflicts some HDR images.


Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 12:40
Great shot David. Love how the sun rays are coming from above - makes it special.




Link Posted 03/07/2014 - 18:32
A wonderfully gloomy image. How often the northern hills look like this. And the southern ones too, actually!
Best wishes,


"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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