Landscape Photography, Scottish Landmarks – Skye, Neist Point Lighthouse
The weather finally closed in forcing a retreat back down from the headland and out of the driving wind and rain.
Back to the image. The composition aims to lead the observer around the headland to the lighthouse, the leading coastline does a nice job of this, keeping the viewer inside the frame.
Technically this was a little tricky to capture, the wind and rain almost made me pack up! Having held back the sky with an 0.9 grad, I wanted to halt some of the movement in the water, this is where I opted for an 0.6 ND and the Heliopan polariser. The use of the polariser also brought out the colour on the cliffs and surrounding rocks. A little Photoshop to bring out the light and add a few curves layers, just the basics.
EF 16-35 L USM II @30mm
4 sec @ f/14, ISO 50
0.6 ND (Lee)
0.9 ND grad (Lee)
Heliopan 105mm Circular Polariser
Really Right Stuff TVC33+BH55 LR
A little dodging and burning