Trial Island with Erratic
This view of Trial Island is from Harling Point which has several glacial erratics along its southern shoreline. This was shot with my old SMC Takumar 200mm lens, an under-used part of my kit.
I took this several weeks ago and nearly deleted it because it was ruined in colour by one of those mistakes I make sometimes to not check the white balance settings. Since it was saved as a jpeg, there was no easy way to get it back to a natural colour, though I did try as part of my learning curve for Lightroom and maybe there is more I can do on that front, but black and white beckoned and so I took the ‘easy’ way out of that problem.
This is a tone-mapped HDR image from three brackets. I shot the brackets manually trying for the best exposure, not with an idea of using HDR techniques but that method did prove the best way to rescue something from the wrong white balance. I processed a few versions trying to balance the higher contrast in the foreground without blowing out the highlights, especially in the triangle of water on the left. I did not quite get the result I was seeking, but by about the 6th try, I decided this was close enough for now. Maybe in a few weeks I will be better at this and find a way of getting to where I would like to be. I also tried to get something as satisfactory with more regular processing in Lightroom but could not even get close to this.
Canon EOS 5Dmkii, SMC Takumar 200mm/f4.0 lens, ISO100, aperture not recorded, 3 brackets (1/60, 1/100, 1/160th).