I was fortunate to attend the George B. Dorr Society event held by Friends of Acadia yesterday. This year they decided to take us on a cruise to "The Hop", only accessible at low tide from Long Porcupine Island. It was a great intimate event with David MacDonald and Sheridan Steele among the participants. I had a great time and got to eat as many lobster rolls as I wanted! Back to the photography - on the way back to Bar Harbor we were headed into a fog bank with the prominent island mountains protruding from the fog. Here's my shot and the post-processing that followed.
Using Nik Viveza:
- Added structure and saturation to clouds and sky
- Added structure to the water
- Add 4% warmth to overall picture
In Lightroom (I usually edit in Lightroom first, but I wanted to see if the image had potential - so I jumped right into Viveza):
- Straighten the horizon
- In Photoshop cloned out (with content aware) two lobster buoys
The final image after editing with Nik Color Effects Pro using the 'Howie trio' of: Tonal Contrast, Skylight Filter, and Detail Extractor (DE - only on the sky, the water was fine just the way it was). Also a touch of post-crop vignetting in Lightroom.
EXIF data: Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm @ 27mm, f/13, 1/160 sec, ISO 320, 07/29/13, 1:06 PM