Better Photography Photo of the Year - 2016 Creative Flair Winner
Kath Salier was our 2015 Better Photography Photo of the Year winner and she is once again in the winner circle, this time with a highly creative image of an Icelandic lighthouse. The subject matter itself is popular and emotive, but it is the details and the treatment that take it out of the ordinary. It's not 'just a lighthouse'.
"The original image is of Reykjanes Lighthouse in Iceland. I was on a photography tour and this was one of our first stops. It was so windy here, it was hard to stay upright. In fact, I remember using one of the other photographers as a wind break! The sea was enormous and the ocean by the cliffs was just like a washing machine."
Kath used a Sony ILCE A7r with a Canon 70-300mm f4 lens (one of her favourites). "I had been shooting the waves using a fast shutter speed (1/1600 second @ f8.0), when I turned around and the lighthouse caught my eye. With the long lens. I was able to fill the frame."
After capture, Kath imports, catalogs and adds keywords in Lightroom, plus she makes some global adjustments to her selected raw files. Then it's into Photoshop.