Truland Photography

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Maine Finale

It wouldn't be a trip to Maine without stopping off at the Cape Neddick Lighthouse, better known as Nubble Light, on the way back home. This lighthouse located on a small island just feet offshore and it has to be one of the most photographed sites in the United States. Even in a pouring rain in October you will find more than a handful of cars lined up in the overlook parking lot.

With yesterday morning's fog in the background and obscuring the sunlight, the lighting at the location was flat and even. I decided to play around with HDR processing to get the colors to stand out a bit and to get some texture in the rocks while keeping an overall natural look.

I only bracketed +/- one EV since the brightness of the overall scene was fairly even. The first shot was processed with Canon's DPP software HDR tool using the Art Vivid presets and the second shot was processed with HDRSoft's Photomatix Essentials using the Natural presets. As usual, exposure information is for the normally exposed file.

EOS 5DII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L at 35mm, F/5.6, 1/750 sec., ISO 200

EOS 5DII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L at 70mm, F/5.6, 1/500 sec., ISO 200

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