When I returned to Whangamata at the beginning of this month, I couldn’t resist returning to my favourite piece of beach. The weather wasn’t as great as last time, but as you’ll see from the post processing below – it wasn’t this bad either. Further proof in tomorrow’s shot.
Probably a bit over processed, but I am enjoying adding some atmosphere to my shots lately. This one has duplicate layers blended together, with some dodging and burning, a ND grad for the sky and some sharpening, noise reduction etc etc…
As a reference, here’s the ‘before’ shot:
- Aperture: ƒ/4.5
- Camera: NIKON D70
- Focal length: 70mm
- Shutter speed: 1/1500s