This photo is a combination of three consecutive exposures of White Point Beach in the Atlantic Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Canada shortly after sunrise on September 12, 2010. I like the otherworldly quality of this image.

The Method To My Madness:
The three exposures were brought into PhotoShop as separate layers in a single document. Via the use of layer masks and varying the blend modes and opacity I was able achieve the image you see before you. I also switched over to LAB mode and went to channels, selected the lightness channel and applied a small amount of unsharp mask to that channel to bring out a bit more detail. By sharpening in this manner you don’t get the weird halo artifacts that you would just sharpening the whole image in RGB mode. After doing this I went back to RGB mode to save the final results.

White Point Beach Resort
Nova Scotia

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  • nituathaill
    nituathaillalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Scott!

  • Thanks, nituathaill!

    – Scott Ruhs

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful scenery…nicely done…

  • Thanks, George! Much appreciated.

    – Scott Ruhs

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 4 years ago

    Nicely done Scott

  • Thanks, Larry! Nice to hear from you.

    – Scott Ruhs

  • Nicole Wells
    Nicole Wellsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful photo/s. But what is that black speck in the sky?

  • Thanks, Nicole! That is a bird flying by in the distance. Still not sure if I should have just cloned it out.

    – Scott Ruhs

  • Nicole Wells
    Nicole Wellsalmost 4 years ago

    I personally think you should, it’s kind of distracting and I wasn’t sure if it was a bird or a speck. But that’s just my opinion and others may think otherwise :)

  • I agree, Nicole. I fixed it and uploaded the new file. When I have it open in photoshop you can see the shape of the bird better, but on here it does look like a distracting speck. Thanks for your input.

    – Scott Ruhs

  • Nicole Wells
    Nicole Wellsalmost 4 years ago

    That does look better! No worries :) I know I like constructive feedback and I can’t help but open my big mouth sometimes lol.

  • Heather007
    Heather007over 3 years ago

    I live on Vancouver Island, and I find your images stunning.
    From the overside of the country.

  • Thanks, Heather! It means a lot to me.

    – Scott Ruhs

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Vickie! Very much appreciated.

    – Scott Ruhs

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