Images of a Big Island

Coastal Storm

Having a little look through my archives today and found this image from a sailing trip to Port Douglas a couple of years ago. We were anchored at Fitzroy Is near Cairns ,when a large rainsquall came in off the sea and settled over Cape Grafton for a little while. I pulled out the camera in the hope of getting some interesting light which didn’t eventuate (as usual!)

I took a couple of images when the cloud texture looked interesting and they have been sitting on my hard drive ever since. Decided to have  a little play in Lightroom & Photoshop to see if I could make this one look halfway decent and this is what came out the other end. Considering how flat and uninteresting it looked when I started, I am quite happy with the result!

Cape Grafton



4 responses

  1. I think I recall you once processing another image from this day Tim (?)
    Either way – love Fitzroy Is – its been years too long!
    I like the textures on the mountain sides!

    February 11, 2013 at 12:08 am

  2. Cheers Tony,took a little bit of work to bring out out the mood, end result was worth it!

    February 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

  3. An interesting result that’s for sure – although I can’t make up my mind if it works for me or not! Have you tried overlaying the B&W conversion and the colour layer with a reduced opacity? Sometimes it adds a bit of oomph whilst maintaining a more natural look. Just a thought ……

    February 11, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  4. Can’t say that I had thought of that Noeline but I will give it a go, cheers!

    February 12, 2013 at 12:46 am

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