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"Lighthouse"


At the end of a gravel road off another gravel road off a secondary highway, the lighthouse at Cape Pine, Newfoundland is one of the quietest, loneliest places I have visited. Not a breath of wind on this day (a rare occurrence, I'm sure), and not a person for miles.



I corrected the under-exposure of the original image, and fixed the vignetting (the darkness around the edges of the frame). I adjusted the color temperature to remove the magenta/blue tones in the sky.

I cropped the image slightly to give the lighthouse a little more prominence but I didn't crop a lot because I wanted to retain a sense of the landscape.

The light was flat, so I used tone curve adjustments to add a little contrast to the foreground. I gave some extra brightness to the lighthouse and the two buildings next to it, and enhanced the red stripes and red rooftops slightly. I also added a little brightness to the gravel road to help it stand out from its surroundings.

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