Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS  

Storm in the Glen by Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS

May 2022 - Storm in the Glen

About the Image(s)

Glen Coe in Scotland to be precise. Captured many years ago in the pre digital age -probably on an EOS 1 loaded with either Kodachrome 64 or Fuji 100. Image recently revisited and reprocessed from a Nikon Coolscan scan with current software.

Initially processed in colour in CS6 with my customary CEP 4 Detail Extractor and Pro Contrast layers followed by adjustment on multiple Curves layers both masked and unmasked and a Topaz Denoise AI layer. Converted to mono in SEP 2 and adjusted further with masked Pro Contrast layers and several Curves layers, masked and unmasked. As usual this jpeg was sharpened using the High Pass filter in Soft Light mode and sharpening halos removed where necessary.

7 comments posted

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
HI Peter: The film days seem so long ago... we are dating ourselves :-) ... B U T... the quality still shows! Scottland is on my bucket list and looking at your image makes me want to visit even more. I suspect this image is beautiful in color as well. The house on the left-hand side gives a sense of scale to the image. Very dramatic and beautiful landscape image.   Posted: 05/10/2022 07:36:02
Peter Clark   Peter Clark
Here is the colour version ...   Posted: 05/10/2022 08:22:10
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Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
Peter: as I suspected... the color version is outstanding as well!   Posted: 05/10/2022 17:47:46

Nick Delany   Nick Delany
Hello Peter, Lovely image and well composed. The white farmhouse is balanced by the sunlight of the mountains on the left. That weather coming through the gap makes me to want to up and run. I find that the tonal range and levels to seem to be perfect. Looking at the storm itself, there seems to be artefacts on the left and then accross about halfway up. Is it worthwhile to attempt to smooth that out to reduce the distraction?   Posted: 05/11/2022 19:56:43
Peter Clark   Peter Clark
One of the issues which sometimes arises when scanning very old (30-40 yrs) slides. Barely visible in the colour version, but somewhat enhanced in the mono conversion. I clearly overlooked them - my bad! Rectified by cloning in darken/lighten mode as appropriate. Thanks for pointing out the fault!   Posted: 05/12/2022 03:35:02

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Peter, this image certainly says Glencoe.
The grandeur is well shown and the typical weather is also hinted at.
The wee house adds greatly to the composition.
A super image and a reminder that I should revisit this wonderful location!
The colour version is also superb.   Posted: 05/12/2022 01:16:24

Ed Ries
Peter, I have a strong affinity for Scotland since my DNA is 53% Scottish heritage. I like both versions but perhaps the color a bit more. The warm foreground stands out against the stormy sky. The sky in the B&W version seems to have some granulation in the middle tone areas. Perhaps artifacts from the scanning process? Strong image.   Posted: 05/21/2022 14:15:43


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