Bar Harbor Fog Bank

Bar Harbor Fog Bank, original image

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.

Bar Harbor Fog Bank, with Nik Viveza

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

Bar Harbor Fog Bank, with Lightroom and Photoshop

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.

Bar Harbor Fog Bank - Final Image, after Nik Color Effects Pro

EXIF data: Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm @ 27mm, f/13, 1/160 sec, ISO 320, 07/29/13, 1:06 PM