Photographer's Note

Believe it or not, this is a daytime shot (early morning) of the dock at Tybee. I ran separate levels for the sky and beach/dock to boost the contrast of the sky without blowing out the ocean and beach. Then I ran a diffuse filter at 70% opacity, reduced the images resolution and ran it though the same filter again at 40% opacity. This both helped make the clouds appear more painterly and sharpened (as counter intuitive as it it sounds) the edges of the dock.

It is worth noting that I have done similiar contrast manipulations in a dark room. The equivilant would be doing the whole image for a few seconds on a lower contrast filter, using a medium contrast filter for a few more, and then burning th bottem half with the same filter for a few seconds and the top with a 4.5 or 5 filter 2-3 times longer than the bottem would be burned. It was much easier doing it with photoshop with levels and selection sets.

I then ran a tritone with lavender and light golden hues to give it the look it has now. The end result made the image appear to be more a moonlit color image than the the sunlit early morning monochrome original. This also could have been accomplish using several toners, though my skill is not quite there yet with toning in analog.

I have posted the original as a workshop.

kmarscher oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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