Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Wharfedale Hillside

Wharfedale Hillside was taken while driving through one of my favourite parts of the country having just had an excellent lunch at the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.  It was September and the sun was fairly high in the sky, so I decided to soften and lighten the image before printing it on a textured art paper.

This is the original image straight out of the camera.  There were a small number of boulders to be cloned out before blending the picture with a gently softened version of itself and adding "grain".  It was then down to good old-fashioned dodging and burning in order to emphasise the contours of the land and bring out the branches of the three trees.  Canon 50D, 100-400/4.5-5.6L, 1/500s @ f/8, ISO 400.