|Final Processed Image|
Capture: I am an avid Camera+ user when I want a clean file to work with, one that is closest to the kind of file I might get from shooting with my DSLR. (No pre-applied filters just a straight shot.) The really big advantage for me using Camera+ is the ability to choose and lock focus and choose and lock exposure. I chose the exposure I wanted by moving the exposure reticle around the screen until I saw the exposure I liked then locked it while I locked my focus as well, then all you have to do is keep firing the shutter button. I made the exposure to capture detail in the sea, knowing the area just above the horizon would blow out and I could YES, Fix it in Post!
|Image 1: Original Capture|
|Image 2: Original with Levels (in PS) showing blow out in highlights just to demonstrate my thoughts and for purposes of confirming my capture. (Note: Non of the processing of this image was done in PS)|
Processing: Photo FX by Tiffen is one of my favorite landscape processing apps because of the Grad Filters.
|Image 3: Access the main "Grad Menu" by tapping on the Grads/Tints icon,|
then tap on the bottom right image to open the Strip Grad menu.
|Image 4: Once in the strip grad menu there are sub menus of colors. |
I used the Chocolate strip grad by tapping on the icon image identified as chocolate.
|Image 6: By dragging the shaded gray circles on the screen at the top and bottom |
of the image you can reposition the strip grad filter.
|Image 7: Grad strip filter adjusted to area desired.|
|Image 10: Further processing in Snapseed, using Tonal Contrast: Ambience, Saturation, Warmth, Details and Structure.|
|Image 11: Final Processed image|
|Image 12: Histogram in PS of final image showing detail and color now in the bright areas above the horizon.|