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

Callanish Standing Stones by Peter Clark, APSA, GMPSA, EFIAP/p, FRPS

August 2022 - Callanish Standing Stones

About the Image(s)

The iconic standing stones on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides which are said to be 5000 years old, some 2000 years older than Stonehenge!

Image captured at least 30 years ago on Kodachrome 64/Fuji slide film and recently recovered from the archives. Slide scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 4 and converted to monochrome directly in SEP Pro 2 followed by the customary CEP 4 Detail Extractor and Pro Contrast layers. Image fine-tuned on a number of Curves layers, masked and unmasked and finessed in Topaz Denoise AI. Sharpened using the High Pass filter in Soft Light mode and sharpening halos removed where necessary.

4 comments posted

Nick Delany   Nick Delany
Mysterious,moody and mesmeric!

Excellent presentation and processing. I really appreciate the quality of the lighting on the stones versus your management of the light on the foreground and darkened background. Just to the right of the last stone on the right, there is a ripple effect in the sky that might be as a result of the scan. Not sure it can be adjusted but it would make the image perfect.   Posted: 08/02/2022 13:55:55

John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
Peter, an iconic subject well photographed as usual.
Your processing is masterful as always and I must investigate these techniques...   Posted: 08/04/2022 00:52:16

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
HI Peter: Another outstanding landscape image. The subject is interesting B U T the light is wonderful. The sky is a plus. If you went back to the very same spot what would have changed? Probably not the rocks... I'd guess the biggest change would be us... 30 years older... and, wiser :-)   Posted: 08/06/2022 16:31:55

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi Peter
This is so atmospheric the lighting is mesmeric I would so have this printed and on my wall its outstanding thank you for sharing.   Posted: 08/09/2022 16:28:51


Please log in to post a comment