So this was one of my first shots that I took when I arrived at Portland, as soon as I parked my car I saw the tower and the fast moving clouds and knew what I wanted. Well mostly because I hadn't thought of giving my hand at selective colorisation.


I know selective colourisation is pretty common and cliche but I always wanted to give it a go and the red in this lighthouse seemed perfect. Also red always seems to be the best colour for selective colouring.


I was also personally really impressed with the sharpness I managed to get in this shot, despite this photo having only a little sharpening in post processing. I have started manual focusing on most of my shots now, unless for certain conditions its particularly hard. I'm still learning about hyperfocal focusing and stuff but at the moment I kinda just focus a third of the way up into the picture and work with that. But I still have a lot to learn with focusing, but its coming :)


Anyway I hope you enjoy this :)




Technical Details:

Shutter Speed: 51 seconds

Aperture: F18

ISO: 100

Focal Length: 18mm

Filters: Hitech Pro 10 Stop

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Taken on February 23, 2012