Spoon Bay Sunrise - Focus Meet

Spoon Bay Sunrise

I had a great morning with the Focus group today at Spoon Bay hosted by Wayne Gibson. As you can see we had some great light and great location. This was a new location for me and one i'll be visiting again.

Rocks @ Spoon Bay - Central Coast NSW Australia.

I thought I might share some settings and processing I did in order to capture this seascape. I don't normally do this as I think you need to do what you need to do in order to present the images for viewing. In camera and post. I do realise though that there are new photographers out there who want to know what others are doing.

Camera Settings:

  • Canon 6D
  • ISO 100
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/3 Sec. 
  • Lee Filter 3 stop Hard Graduated Neutral Density

Post Processing:

In Adobe Camera Raw I did basic fixes like. Lens Correction, Straightening the horizon, White Balance & Auto Levels as you can see below. Remember a Raw file has all of the Camera's processing settings removed and then you have to add (to your liking) the settings back including sharpening

Camera Raw 8.7.1  -  Canon EOS 6D.png

Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 Layers Panel:

Besides the processing I did in the below Panel I removed a ship on the horizon and some bird droppings from the rock as I thought they were distracting to the view.

I also ran a sharpening script from Tony Kuyper.

Photoshop Layers Panel

Location: Spoon Bay, Australia.

 

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Jason.