Well, it’s been a fair while since I added anything to the website, so thought it was about time. Having just treated myself to a Wacom Inuos Pro graphics tablet & pen, a bit of post processing was a perfect opportunity to put the Wacom Intuos Tablet through it’s paces. So off to the image archive in Lightroom I went, and dug out an unprocessed image of the Outflow at Chapel Point, Chapel St. Leonards from a shoot back in 2012. I’ve previously uploaded another image from this shoot here.
In this image, I really liked the off-centre composition of the outflow, with its angular, textured concrete and steel surface contrasting nicely with the silky smooth rendering of the sea by the 30 second long exposure obtained using a 10 stop ND filter (LEE Filters Big Stopper) in conjunction with a hard transition 0.6 Graduated ND (LEE) to retain the detail in the sky. In terms of post processing, I knew instantly where this image needed to go: Black & White, which was in-line with my original vision for the shoot back in 2012.
Post processing in this image was performed in Lightroom alone, and consisted of some minor local adjustments to highlights and shadows & contrast, curves, and B&W conversion. Overall, I’m quite pleased with the image and don’t know why I never got around to finishing it earlier!
Working with the Wacom Intuos Pro within Lightroom and Photoshop was a breeze, and became intuitive pretty quickly. The pen really does give a much finer control over local adjustment brushes and tools, with the pressure sensitivity of the pen making the brushes and tools even more useful. I can really see it coming in to it’s own within Photoshop, but is equally useful within Lightroom and I’m certain it will be replacing my mouse in my workflow.