Bit of the island


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Dec 30, 2015
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I tried to take lots and lots of landscape snaps over new years period - turns out it is something I struggle with a lot!
I found one that at a glance looked quite washed out and over exposed - white everything, didn't rate it. Had a go at fixing it up in lighroom (still very new to both) and think I have improved it.

DSC_0413 by Sam Wardlaw, on Flickr

This was taken using a Nikon D3300
Lense: VR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/2000s
ISO: Auto (ISO 1800 - not sure why I had this on auto!!!)
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority

DSC_0413-2 by Sam Wardlaw, on Flickr

Exposure: -0.12
Contrast: +45
Highlights: -100
Shadows: -50
Whites: -26
Blacks: -21
Clarity: -5
Those are the values I changed in Lightroom.

To me the orange looks a bit too bright (it was quite stand out, but almost looks fluro in places I think?) but the other colours didn't seem to suffer quite the same fate.

Please c&c welcome and appreciated for both the before and after. Pointers for shooting landscapes in general that I seem to have struggled with here also handy!

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