which, I believe, are actually cockles.
This is one of those very few pictures that needed no enhancement at all. Anything I might have done would have wrecked the balance. It isn’t a great shot in terms of subject matter, not one I would add to a portfolio, but the crop, colour balance and lighting are just right.
Held the camera down very low to this rock pool and shot along the water. The rocks are about eighteen inches high.
I made the usual corrections to enhance the picture but also dragged a graduated filter with lowered exposure down from the top right corner to the middle of the shot.
Have I mentioned that I like shooting rock pools?
I liked the arrangement of rocks and water and it was only when I finished tweaking the values that I noticed that the rock in the top left of the picture looked like a hand with forefinger extended and rest of fingers curled into palm. Weird.
Maybe one of Terry Pratchett’s trolls, trying his hand at trout tickling.
I thought of brightening just the hand to make it stand out but like the way it is only barely is realised.
This shot looked ok, the shapes and arrangements of the rocks looked good but were a little boring. I wanted to bring some drama to the picture so played around with the Lightroom sliders, mostly the light curve. It ended up looking ok but looked better in greyscale.
Still not wonderful. I guess some shots cannot be made great ones though I still feel it could be better. Any ideas?
I liked the look of the orange at the centre of this photograph of rocks on a beach north of Wallaroo so cropped close and started modifying to bring out the best image. It was only when I’d finished that I realised I had no idea what the picture was of!
I’m pretty sure the orange stuff is rock but it looks organic, almost like guts spilled out. It is set in rock (or concrete?) that is almost semi-circular: that doesn’t look natural, does it?. And what makes it so fluorescent. I then went back to the unenhanced original pic:
but that doesn’t help much except to show, perhaps, more orange staining below the weird stuff. Or is that a trick of the light.
These beaches have a lot of stuff left over from the copper mining industry but most of that is green. I give up, any ideas?
Stopped by a steel bridge on the way to Arthur’s Pass. I clambered down to the river and across the bridge to take some shots.
That red moss was incredible.
Hmm, think I needed to kill the vibrancy a little on this one to get realistic colours but I liked the way the deep red of the moss contrasted with the rust on the steel. I like the image.
I love this one, the way the curved striations around the bottom rock mirror the swirl of water above it in the river.
No more posts until Friday so two pics today. The first from the end of our Doubtful Sound cruise, looking out to sea
and the second, looking back into Doubtful Sound.
Easy to see why Cook thought it doubtful that he could get back out if he sailed into the sound.