Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Ponta de Sao Lourenco

I have already shared some images from Ponta de Sao Lourenco – beautiful but rugged peninsula in the Madeira island – in the past, for instance here.

Today I would like to share slightly different view of it. The image was taken some time before sunset but the colors were already really gorgeous. Also I thought that using long exposure will make the rock formations stand out more so that’s what I did. And I think it worked really well!

Ponta de Sao Lourenco

Taking photo and post-processing

  • Camera: Canon 5D MK III
  • Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
  • Focal length: 45 mm
  • Aperture: f/11.0
  • Exposure time: 13 s
  • ISO: 50
  • Number of exposures: 1
  • E.V. Step: n/a
  • Flash used: no
  • Tripod: yes
  • Filters: ND400 neutral density filter
  • Technique: long exposure
  • Software: Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC 2015, ON1 Effects 10.5

I decided to use long exposure here so I used neutral density filter and set exposure time to 13 seconds (what was enough to blur water). As it was very windy it was essential to use sturdy tripod in this case.

As for the post-processing. As you can see before image lacked any contrast and color saturation so most of the edits were related to improving that (apart from cropping).

In Lightroom I increased Whites and at the same time reduced Blacks to introduce some contrast. I also moved Constrast slider itself. Regarding colors, I moved Vibrance slider to 50 what was enough to achieve desired color saturation. After making those edits in Lightroom, I opened the image in ON1 Effects 10, where I enhanced details and added some vignetting.

2017-01-17T19:42:23+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Posted in: madeira|