Revisiting old, overlooked images

Recently I became bored at home and decided to look through some images from a couple months ago and see if there was anything I had missed.
this was taken at Split Rock state Park, from Pebble Beach. I was out shooting with Brian Rauvala
that day and we stopped in here on our way to Tettegouche State Park to hike up to shovel point and scout the area.
As i was looking through the images from that day, I found this one. I shot it with a Heavy Neutral density Filter (9 stop Hoya) to get a 47 second exposure in the mid morning light.
the long exposure time captured the movement in the sky and made the water look glassed over and calm. I love the ominous feel I get from this image and cannot wait to print it.

island-of-doom-split-rock-state-park
the following was done in Post Production

Sensor Dust removal

Contrast adjustment/levels adjustments

Dodging and burning

Approximately 90% De-saturation to leave a slight blue tone.

Sharpening

So, if you shoot often, don’t be afraid to go back to those old images, you might be surprised with what you left behind.

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3 Comments

  1. Angelo 01/26/2010 at 10:50 am #

    Absolutely. I’ve learned so much in the “digital darkroom” since I started shooting with my dSLR, that there’s great value in going back and giving old favourites a second attempt. It’s kinda like breathing new life into an old photo.

  2. Justin 01/26/2010 at 4:54 pm #

    This photo is pretty awesome. And thanks for the idea of going back and looking through the archives. Good tip indeed

  3. Saad 02/09/2010 at 8:53 pm #

    Just absolutely love this picture. You just can’t help but pause, and appreciate the landscape.

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