When I first posted this image I got a lot of interest, so I decided to share my thought process and steps I completed.
This shot of the city skyline was pretty boring, given the weather at the time. I had gone to Bradley’s Head for a meetup with some members of the Landscape Photographers Network. It was supposed to be a long-exposure sunset shoot, but the prevailing weather has other ideas! After chatting with Dean, the shoot coordinator I thought that I would get a few “warm up” shots to begin. With a wide-angle shot I needed some foreground interest so I included the sandstone wharf.
I used Capture One image processing software, but I think you could achieve a similar result in Adobe LightRoom, Apple Aperture etc.
After these preliminary edits I would generally export a 16bit file in .tiff format to then make more refined changes in Adobe PhotoShop. In this case the image is still a “work in progress”
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