Another Atlantic storm shot taken this time during ‘Atlantic Take Four’ on the 7th February.
Although our holiday cottage Guinevere is in Tintagel I don’t photograph around there nearly as much as I would like to. Normally we are little tired after doing the Saturday changeover and, anyway, do our weekly shop on the way back (fascinating, eh!).
Just south of Tintagel is the stunning Trebarwith Strand. Having not been there during a storm thus far (and despite advising a guest to go there during the preceding storm) I was determined to make it down during this one. I was not alone, there were a dozen other photographers snapping away. It didn’t in fact prove to be the most spectacular location that I have visited during recent storms but I still managed to get a couple of good shots.
This shot is of the headland to the north, Lower Penhallic Point. The tiny square, centre right, is a life jacket box to give you some scale. I guess the bomb going off, sorry, the spray, is going well over a hundred feet in the air.
Trebarwith Strand, Tintagel, Cornwall, UK
Camera: Olympus E-M1
Lens: Olympus M 75-300 mm f/4.8-6.7 II
Focal Length: 140mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640s
This is about as poor an exposure as you could possibly successfully work with; taken with a consumer telephoto zoom, during a storm, through a mile of sea spray. It took a lot of work, comprising including 4 curves layers, Nik Color Efex's Pro Contrast, Graduated Neutral Density and Detail Extractor filters, and Uwe Steinmuller's Highlight Resolver and Optimal Sharp scripts. Much of what was done was to pull detail out of the white water and to try to bring the sky down without causing too much posterisation. The final black and white conversion was done with Alien Skin's Expsoure using the Fuji Neopan 100 preset.