Brenda wisely took refuge in the heated terminal and waited for the Swan's Island ferry to arrive in Bass Harbor. Meanwhile, I was determined to find an interesting composition of the boat, despite my numb fingers, the 5° F temperature and stiff ocean breeze. After deciding on the composition, then it was just a matter of waiting for the clouds to drift across the sky to complete the shot.
The raw image with a small decrease of exposure, black clipping and shadows in Lightroom.
In Nik Color Efex Pro I added Tonal Contrast (maybe the balanced setting) and Skylight Filter.
- Straighten the horizon
- Increased exposure
- Brightened the sky
- Darkened and desaturated the green tarp
- Added small vignette
Final step: ran the image through Nik Sharpener Pro.
EXIF data: Nikon D800, 24-70mm @ 24mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO 400, 12/14/13, 8:37 AM