Edwin Jones

Edwin Jones

Posted on 02/10/2012

Photo taken on February  3, 2012


wide angle
Canary Islands
Mirador del Rio
Sony A700
sigma wide angle

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Mirador del Rio Lanzarote Entrance

Mirador del Rio Lanzarote Entrance
The Shot

Mirador del Río is a viewpoint situated on an approximately 475 meters high escarpment called Batería del Río in the very north of the Canarian island of Lanzarote.

The location was created in 1974 by the local artist César Manrique in his typical style, consisting of a balustraded cafe, a souvenir shop and a platform on its top. These are integrated in the lava rock.

Mirador del Rio provides a stunning view over the strait of Rio towards the island of La Graciosa

This picture is taken in the entrance corridor looking back towards the entrance.

The picture was taken with a Sony A700 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken handheld at ISO 1600 for short enough shutter speeds. Tripods are allowed here but I wanted more flexibility. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.


Photomatix . Outputted to detail enhancer. Click the Camera name top right for Exif details and the settings used.


General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance with masks to exclude highlights.

Vibrance increased 42 points.

-2EV image copied as new layer and layer mask used to apply it only to highlight areas.

First duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

Second duplicate layer for clarity effect using Unsharp mask with settings of amount 70 and radius 70

Second duplicate layer Topaz Adjust using HDR presets light grunge.

Healing brush with Content aware and clone stamp was used to tidy up some areas.


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