Looking through some old shots from last year (2008) and found this one taken at Spoon Bay on the Central Coast of NSW.
While shooting a few young blokes came down and started to rock fish which gave the shot some added subject matter.
Post production on this was:
1.RAW file opened in PS as Smart object and two files made one for sky and foreground and then masked together in photoshop.
(RAW files exported in ProPhoto RGB colour space)
2. Each layer converted for smart filters and sky sharpened independent than foreground.
3. Foreground dodged and burnt adding depth.
4. Selective colour adjustment layer (made into clipping mask) for reducing strength of whites in foreground water.
5. Sky was slightly darkened with dodge and burn layer.
6. Selective colour adjustment layer to work on sky blue. (Also made into clipping mask).
7. Foreground layer duplicated and sharpened and then masked used to reduce sharpening on some rocks.
Photoshop work isn't extensive, just simple tools used selectively.
Shot on Canon 1ds Mark II | 24-70mm lens
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