With iconic subjects like Old Barney it’s difficult to find a unique composition, one that you haven’t seen before. So, as I walked around looking for that never seen before shot I kept coming back to this spot behind the visitors center. I wasn’t sure if it was technically a dune, one not to encroach upon, but after a few seconds of thought I decided to take a walk in. Immediately I was surround by some of my favorite plants. Now I’m not sure if it’s heath or heather but I know I liked it. After composing in a few different areas I decided on this spot and I’m glad I did. I think the foreground element is interesting enough to challenge the lighthouse as the main subject, a bit of tension if you will.
So what do you think? Is the lighthouse still the main subject or does the foreground steal the show.
For processing I worked mainly on the details with adjustments to the clarity slider and then utilized Topaz Simplify for the rest. I know I know counter-intuitive but just a dab of Simpify worked on selective areas…..