Old Man of Storr
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Old Man of Storr

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A little experiment

I made it up to the Isle of Skye last week. The wind was howling the entire time. But the landscape more than made up for it. It was the first time I managed to have a play around with my drone. It’s a DJI Phantom 4 Standard. I don’t plan on using it for anything serious; it just adds an extra element to some of my videos.

Speaking of videos, I released my first Behind The Scenes video when I got back from Skye. It seems to have been very well received, much to my surprise. I’ve put off doing videos like this for a long time because I always thought people wouldn’t be interested in hearing the ramblings of a bloke with a strange accent.

But since I enjoyed the process, and the feedback has been fantastic, I’m going to make more BTS videos this year. I’ll probably chat more about the technical aspects of shooting, composing, and preparing in future episodes. My recent video was more a brief view of my journey in the Isle of Skye. I also chat about today’s image, and breifly explain how it was created.

You can check out the BTS video here: BTS: Follow Me on My Photography Trip to The Isle of Skye


How I Created The Image – Before/After Post-Processing

This image was created using Raya Pro & InstaMask

storr beforestorr after

The Cool Bits -Technical Info

Processing Time: 30 minutes
Exposure Blending method: InstaMask
No. of Exposures: 4 (3 long exposures, 1 short exposure for the foreground)
EV Range: 0, +2
Aperture: f/22 (long exposures) & f/8 (short exposure)
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 44mm
Lens: Nikon 24-70 f/2.8
Camera: Nikon D800
Plugins: N/A
Luminosity Masks: To blend exposures
Edited on: iMac 27″ 2015


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  • Pat

    Hi Jimmy. Loved the video of BTS. Please do more of them. Could you tell us more about how did you processed that image after the blending ? Thanks

  • Dave Roberts

    Hi, great vid but could you tell me how you get such sharp images in windy conditions. i know a good tripod is essential but have you got any more tips? cheers.