Ok so this is the all new image of the boats moored up on the harbour wall in Padstow, Cornwall. This is going on my webpage containing solely Cornwall pictures. This web page can be viewed at
This is the bright, vibrant, contrasty version.
The version I posted yesterday was the other shot from this viewpoint. Yes, I only took two shots, neither bracketed sequences. Most unusual for me!
One thing I love about digital photography is the endless variables once you have taken an image. Using Lightroom alone I can produce a seemingly endless variety of images. This is going to be one of those examples.
Firstly, a quick word about the image. I like the framing of this shot, and this is something I am going to experiment with more in the future.
Tighter composition. Exclusion of elements. Focussing on just one thing.
I love sweeping panoramic landscape shots. But more and more I am enjoying getting tight and isolating one element in a scene.
Compare this image with the version posited yesterday. This new version posted today has more visual impact to me.
So firstly the technical stuff.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D
Lens - 17-40mm F4 L lens.
Focal length used - 26mm
ISO - 100
Aperture - F8
Shutter speed - 1/200 second.
And as for the processing of this image, this is the exact steps I went through in Lightroom only to produce this finished image.
Cropping – none.
White balance - daylight
Contrast + 62
Whites -8 (using the shift click selection method)
Blacks +11 (using the shift click selection method)
Saturation - nothing - I rarely use this.
HSL panel - saturation - reds -20, orange -21
Sharpening 102, radius 1.1
Lens corrections - profile, horizontal -5
Finally, localised dodging and burning.
If you want a clean version of the RAW file to play with just get in touch and I will send you a version for you to have a play with. It would be great to see what other people come up with.
Thanks for reading this post, and please come back to my blog tomorrow at
where you might find an alternative version of this image. I am going to work on this and see what else I can come up with over the next couple of days.
Sometimes it really is good to dive down into one image.