- Nature & landscape
- Date taken:
- Whaleback Lighthouse
- 1/80s f/2.8 ISO 4800 85mm
- This is a very small crop out of a 10MP D200 - at a very high ISO (especially for a Nikon D200 which has horrific high ISO noise) in the early evening. Even so, as a RAW file and still underexposed, I figured I'd play with it for a bit - to see what I could get "out of it". It left me trying several things - and I'm still on the fence as to whether I'll print it out (I'm thinking a canvas media)... Anyway - if anyone wants to see just how difficult the original NEF file was to work with, I'll post up a thumbnail in this thread...
Hi John. You got a really great result for your efforts. It was worth all the time you put in. JoeHelpful 1 23 April 2014
1 21 April 2014
Hi John. having looked at the starting image I think the work you have done on this shot is great, it goes to show how much can be retrieved from RAW files, I think the only thing I would try is to clone out some of the halo around the lighthouse. Love the shot. Mike.Helpful 1 20 April 2014
I think you have the sky just right. Love that warm hue in the clouds. The water breaking around the lighthouse... perfect.Helpful 1 19 April 2014
Where I have concern is the colour cast on the lighthouse itself. A bit too Blue I feel. The water, because the sky looks like it was rather cloudy and probably just after a storm so the surge is still pounding those waves, I expect a deeper blue and not have so much vibrancy.
Considering what you had to work from originally I think you did pretty darned good.
I agree that a canvas or a medium textured paper would help camouflage the noise which to me looks a lot like huge film grain.
I accidentally had a roll of film in the wash tank and the water temp regulator went wonky, left it wash over the lunch hour. Came back to a steam room. Water was about 110deg F. Grain swelled up and looked like rocks on the neg.
Explain that to the editor, yikes!
Hi Linda - Here is the original - untouched, just converted to JPG from RAW (NEF) and resized to 800x536
This is beautiful John, and yes it would be nice to see the original NEF file as I'm just curious to see what you are talking about.19 April 2014