I am staying 10 mins away from this loch for the next 7 weeks. I was on my way to the famous photography spot of Elgol beach when this caught my eye. It is on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and you can see Blaven, part of the Cuillin Ridge, in the background.

Nikon D300
Nikon 18-70mm at 18mm
f11 and 7 autobracketted speeds at + and – 1ev
Manfrotto 190 tripod
ISO 200
7 RAW files opened in Lightroom and saved as TIFFs
7 TIFFs into CS5 and Topaz DeNoise applied to each one
7 TIFFs into Photomatix and tonemapped to produce 1 TIFF
Tiff back into CS5
Mode Changed to LAB colour and curves adjustment made
Back to RGB
Into Topaz photoFXlab
Topaz Adjust filter applied
Topaz Detail filter applied


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