Australian Landscape Photography

Lake Eyre Pastels

Here is the image again after applying Marks recommendations. Used a black layer @ 20% soft light layer and masked out some of the sky with a 50% mask. Thanks again Mark, great to bounce ideas off talented individuals. I think that it has helped improve definition in this image and really brought out the pastels. Scroll down to see the first post.

Taken a while to get to some of these shots but here is Lake Eyre semi full for the second year in a row. This event occurs once every 20 years and I believe that it is still filling. It is an extraordinary thing to see up in a helicopter as it is immense, not to mention difficult to photograph. This was taken on the southern part of the lake trying to get some foreground interest of some of the salt not yet covered by water with the western beach on the horizon to give some scale. Looking north there is no land on the horizon. One thing is for sure, an image does not come close to being there.

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18 responses

  1. Great shot Andrew,

    something to try…put a solid colour layer black over the entire image and change the blend mode to soft light and then reduce the opacity to 5 or 10% and see what you get.

    I love it how it is, but you might just getting something special with this little trick

    June 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    • Ah yes, the old soft black trick. That is an excellent idea Mark. Will get to work on it straight away. Appreciate the tip mate.

      June 30, 2010 at 11:20 am

  2. Going for the Fredricks look eh !!! 🙂 🙂

    Bloody good image this one Andrew.

    June 30, 2010 at 11:31 am

    • Mate, wasn’t thinking about Murray’s work when taking or processing but take it as a massive compliment as his work is awe inspiring.

      June 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

      • His work has certainly got that special something and you’ve cracked something similar here with this one , well done.

        June 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

  3. Thanks again Merv

    June 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

  4. Very beautiful AB,
    No stitching points on these guys!

    June 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    • Thanks Tom, got a different shot that I’ll try down the track but might not be possible.

      June 30, 2010 at 7:53 pm

  5. True North Mark

    Yep really likin the images Andrew…awesome!

    July 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

  6. Really nice Andrew,slightly mindbending as well!

    July 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    • Thanks Tim, at least I gets you thinking! It is a little different though I guess. Think that it would work on a canvas so might try it out down the track.

      July 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

  7. Tony Middleton

    Very nice serene image with what would be a challenge I’d imagine, pretty darn difficult to come up with something unique there IMO. well done mate 🙂

    July 3, 2010 at 7:06 am

    • Thanks Tone, was just nice to see it with water in it but even better that I got an ok image

      July 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

  8. This would be fabulous on a canvas. Love it 🙂

    July 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    • Thanks for commenting Sandy, I think that the image lends itself to canvas.

      July 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm

  9. yep from me, lovely soft image mate.

    July 10, 2010 at 8:30 pm

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