I'm finally back in front of my desktop computer after 11 weeks of travelling. Lots of new stuff to process and work on, but for now all I can offer is this older shot of mine. Found it deep down in my archive last year when I was looking for possible candidates for a competition.
well, it's been quiet here for quite a while... i haven't found the time to post anything lately. ever since i returned from my trip to colombia in february i've been busy at work and only sat down to work on my images from time to time. i've been so busy i even managed to completely miss out on one of my online-duties: regularly post an image on the +Nature Highlights blog. i've just realized that, and quickly uploaded a shot - hoping that nobody would notice. it's probably too late for that - my upload was due on may 17..
anyways, here's the shot for you, my fellow g+ supporters:
A week ago I returned from another great trip to Patagonia. This time during spring. Weather and light were not quite as cooperative as on my first two trips but I guess you guys know that saying about life and lemons. So here's a first glass of lemonade (I already started squeezing out lemons on the landing approach to El Calafate).
Sunrise-light prevailed for not more than 30 seconds on this cold patagonian morning. It happened so fast, that I only managed to get away with two shots of the subtle show. This is one of them. Carefully reprocessed with my slightly altered processing workflow.
Finally the new version of my Web Sharpener (V1.0a) is available. Here are a few of the updates ...
*) Better standard sharpening *) A separate method for sharpening night shots, portraits etc. *) The finished image can be instantly saved to JPG now without having to convert it first. *) Watermarks can be placed in 9 positions now. *) There a batch version included to process a whole folder of images.
In late September I spent two weeks exploring northern Norway. Since I had skipped Lofoten (for reasons I'm happy to explain to anyone interested over a beer or two) I HAD to stop by at the equally iconic (but tolerably so) island of Senja. In case you haven't heard of it before: it's famous for
A) being the home of the world's largest troll
B) Tungeneset - a quite photogenic outcrop along the coast with direct view of the Okshornan mountains...
A few days ago I stumbled upon this shot from 2011 that I had initially started processing but then forgot about. I remember liking the shot a lot, but due to extensive noise I didn't really bother. This time I took a closer look at the noise (high temperature noise, random hot pixels - nothing that standard noise reduction handles very well) and decided to give it another try. In the end it turned out to be an easy fix: used duplicates of the original layer applied noise reduction and median filter and blended the result with darken blending mode. The resulting file is more or less noise free and thanks to the blending almost no detail got lost.