I returned to Whitstable in Kent this weekend ready to add to my collection of images from this little seaside town but events and weather conspired against me. The best I managed was a phone picture inside a pub. Still the beer was good and I took the chance to reprocess some images from a previous trip.
I had originally shot these images as sets of RAW files for HDR processing and have posted some of the HDR versions on this blog. In some cases I thought the processing could have been better but I was also interested to see what could be achieved with a single RAW and Lightroom.
as mentioned all shots were single RAW files processed in Lightroom 4
To counter the strong lighting I tended to work with files that had been exposed for the main subject (or lightest area of image)
I then used a combination of graduated filter and local burning to introduce detail into the other areas i.e. lighten foregrounds and / or burn skies as well as add shadow detail.
I also used a graduated filter to change the colour temperature of the skies to introduce the mix of warm pink and deep blue
- The Art and Artefacts of Weird Whitstable – Exhibition by Quinton Winter – 13th February to 31st March 2013 – Whitstable (creatabot.co.uk)
- Day 131: Weird Whitstable (findinggod365.com)