[Motion Étude #4]

EXPLORED!!! Highest position: 49 on Friday, October 16, 2009

 

Today I decided to process the first image I captured last weekend. I still have many earlier shots to process but I'm proud

of my latest works and I want to hear what you think about it.

 

I started using my B+W 110 ND a lot, I love its ability of providing the opportunity of long exposures in full daylight.

 

I hope to have the opportunity of getting some nice sea long exposures soon, I fell in love with them.

This would also mean other splendid weekends with Alice, another good reason to do that!

 

EF-S 10-22 @ 10 mm ISO 100, f/8, 15&20 secs

 

 

The shot

Shot saturday late morning, pretty close to Sestri Levante.

 

The Processing

 

Camera Raw

 

- Basic White Balance

 

Photoshop:

 

- Merged two exposures (15 and 20 secs), added a gradient mask

- Rotated the image to make the horizon flat

- Cropped to remove the 'out of the frame' areas

- Converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro

- Created 6 Overlay layers to adjust light

- Corrected the distortion in the upper right angle

- Applied some Gaussian monochromatic noise, then blended it using soft light

- Added a slight vignette

- Resized

- Sharpening (Smart Sharpen + more accurate, rocks only)

- Framing and signature.

 

Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :

 

 

@ You all

Comments, faves and critiques are always welcomed!

 

 

Let me know what you think about it, my dear friends! Hope you like it!!!

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Taken on October 10, 2009