I took this with my 8.2MP digital compact camera while fishing yesterday.

I took four shots to capture the stunning sky.

I processed the image in CS3 and used the shadow/highlight adjustment to lighten the foreground. I enhanced the hue/saturation in the sky then used a colour balance layer to add a bit of pop to the image.



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  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosserover 6 years ago

    this is a beautiful sky , and great capture , i like the lightened forground

  • Thanks Mel. I thought it essential to avoid the silhouetted foreground in this case. Glad you like it

    – Alan Rodmell

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosserover 6 years ago

    what makes you know what is right not to have a silhouette? i really do like and you are very welcome

  • Its really a personal preference Mel. I thought that the foreground had some features (reflections in the car windows and the angles of those rocks) that would be of benefit to the shot so I enhanced them to make them noticeable.

    When you work with an image you dont have to stick to the conventional rules. They are merely guidelines and some great pieces result from experimentation

    – Alan Rodmell

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosserover 6 years ago

    ok i was wondering how you would know , thank you

  • Keegan Wong
    Keegan Wongover 6 years ago

    An awesome shot Alan, love the sky!

  • Steven Novak
    Steven Novakover 6 years ago

    Wowowowow…that’s what I call a landscape.

  • Cheers Steven…amazing what you can do even with just a compact camera

    – Alan Rodmell

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful sky, and silhouette. Great treatment, and work.

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