Lava Cave Reflection Lanzarote HDR

The Shot

 

Cueva de los Verdes , the Green Caves is a part of a large lava tunnel system in northern Lanzarote. The caves can only be accessed as part of a guided tour every 20 minutes. In the caves artificial but subtle lighting has been added. This view is at the end of the Tour in the upper gallery. They are just kidding when they say photos of this view are not allowed. Photos are allowed at the end though best to wait until the crowd thins out and the flashes stop popping. The best view is from the left side.

 

The pool is only about an inch deep but because of the absence of air movement it gives a perfect mirror reflection. Low light conditions like this really demonstrate the benefits of HDR, see the original image in my comment below.

 

The picture was taken with a Sony A550 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken on a Tripod. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

 

 

Photomatix

 

Outputted in Photomatix to detail enhancer. Click the Camera name top right for Exif details and the settings used.

 

Photoshop

 

General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance.

 

Saturation layer reds with layer mask used to reduce red saturation in places bottom right

 

Extra background layer with layer mask used with despeckle and dust and scratches filters to reduce white spots due to low light level noise in bottom right

 

Original image -2EV copied in as new layer with layer mask and used to reduce highlights at far end of pool.

 

Noiseware Pro

 

Unsharp Mask

 

Resources

 

For Licensing and more pictures see Edwin Jones Photography

 

 

  • Stan Hope 3y

    Stunning image my friend. Wonderful composition, detail and perfect light.

    Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent .Thank you for making Howards Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with its presence…………Stan

  • Howard Brodsky 3y

    Great work!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Truly Fabulous, and be proud as you have not only caught my eye but you have humbled me!!!!!!!!!!
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    Wonderful shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making Howard's Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with its presence…………Kevin (moderator for Howard's Gallery)

  • Phil's Pixels 3y

    Brilliant!

    Exceptional shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making Howards Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with it's presence…………Phil (M)

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Taken on February 23, 2011
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