Coastal Ridge, Fog, Monochrome

Big Sur, CA

Scanning the archives for today’s post brings us to Big Sur from this past summer.  Some serious processing using Silver EFex Pro 2 almost transforms the fog into an inverse x-ray effect.

(Click through the photo for the usual 700px view)

I would like to think the fog from over the ridge is the cause for the light spots above the ridge.  That may just be wishful thinking.  The problem is that I was a tad bit heavy-handed on the contrast causing a halo effect above the ridges that could not be easily brought back in Lightroom.  Another reason to save your processing settings when using an external plug-in like SEP2.  By not doing so, I would have to re-process this photo from scratch, and frankly, it was far too late into the evening when I started on this photo.

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, patterned metering mode, 55mm, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, f/11

Coastal Ridge, Fog, Monochrome.  Big Sur, California. July 1, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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