Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crying for the Moon (Part 1)

Last week we had perfect weather conditions for shooting cityscape images here in Dubai. The air was calm, crisp and clear and an incredibly bright full moon lit up the scene. I visited Jumeirah Islands again, since I always wanted to shoot a particular version of the view I presented in my post from October 17. I had already tried to take pictures including the rocks in the foreground on several occasions, but it never worked out. This night, however, the full moon finally allowed for taking the picture in a way I had always wanted it.

32mm, f9, 30s, ISO 200

Steps of post-processing the RAW format image:

  • Temperature: 3300K
  • Tint: +12
  • Exposure: 0,00
  • Recovery: 100
  • Fill Lights: 20
  • Blacks: 6
  • Brightness: +50
  • Contrast: +25
  • Clarity: +20
  • Vibrance: +20
  • Saturation: 0
  • Export to Photoshop
  • Apply Healing Brush
  • Smart Sharpen Filter (Amount: 40%, Radius 1.3px)
  • Save as TIF
  • Apply U-Point to the foreground (Brightness: +10)
  • Convert to sRGB with perception based rendering intent
  • Save as JPG
  • Insert watermark
  • Save as JPG


  1. Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  2. This looks great, I sooo need to try this soon! Thanks!