Title – Beach Huts
Photographer – Andrew Lowther
Shot in Cromer, on the North Norfolk coast in the UK. This place is known for its pier, of which I got a few shots. However, I like the early morning sun on these beach huts and the sharpness of the sand on the beach.
Settings were F18, 3 exposures of 1/100, 1/25 and 1/6 at ISO 100 on a tripod.
To process this I HDR’d the images in PS HDR Pro. Then I experimented for the first time with the use of luminescence masks (for fine adjustment of the different parts of the photo based upon the tonal range), and pure PS filters and adjustment layers. Right at the end I ran it through Viveza to add the last bit of punch.
Having taken up HDR photography about a year ago, I find myself near the bottom of a steep learning curve, striving to match my skills to my passion. I have yet to find ‘my style’, and have experimented with different looks for my photos. I seem to be discovering a recurring preference for a more natural look and a ‘better photo’ than would normally come out of the camera.
I spend my days running my business of picture framing (eframe.co.uk), and my spare time either taking photos or processing them – and love every minute of it.
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