It was a beautiful morning today with bright sunshine on Sgurr Mor across Balmacara Bay from our house. I got this shot with a graduated ND filter to avoid blowing out the sky which has really interesting clouds I think. The colours appear to have changed a bit since exporting from Lightroom, not sure why, but will have to investigate as the image is not a fair bit darker.
OK, I have just learned something new. I was reading somewhere that when editing images in Google's Nik Collection it is best to use ProPhoto RGB as opposed to sRGB colour as it gives the best range and tonality apparently. This may be the case but when exporting from Lightroom it makes the images darker and gives them a blueish tint. So, I have now replaced the top image with one in the sRGB colour scheme and it looks much better compared with the ProPhoto RGB one below..
Well it has been fully one month since I posted anything on my photography blog. Why? Well the weather here has been pretty poor with precious little in the way of decent light for taking interesting photos. In addition, as is always the way during the summer months, things have been pretty hectic, both at work and on the personal front. I have a few images from the past week or so that I need to find time to sort through and I will post some soon.
Meanwhile, today is the 177th anniversary of the first camera being invented so I thought in celebration of that fact I would go back in time to 2009 when I took one of my favourite images. This was taken near the junction on the road to the Summer Isles where you can turn off to Lochinver. The light was really interesting with the foreground illuminated by some sunshine which appeared brighter because of the looming clouds over Stac Pollaidh. This is so often the case in that part of the country where the coastal fringe is nice and sunny and bright while just a short distance inland where the land rises there is lots of cloud. It does make for some good photos though. This one also looks quite nice in colour but I'll stick with the B&W for now.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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