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!
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
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
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
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