Ian McNab
Posts: 1387
February 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm #3164

Thanks very much, D.

You were very lucky with the cloudy dramatic sky without which the image would not be so dramatic.

Lucky?! You should see the original colour photo – light as flat as a pancake, and a uniform grey sky that’d make you weep. But all that detail is in there, hiding in the RAW file: it just needed a bit of judicious development with Silver Efex Pro to bring it all through.

As Ansel might have said, had he lived to see digital, “The RAW file is the score; the photo on your monitor is the performance!”

(Actually, if you’re interested in seeing the original of ‘Lines and angles’ I’ve attached it to this post.)