Muddy Waters in Everett Washington

100 ISO | 22mm | f9.0 | 1/500th of a second

Happy Saturday to my tribe.

Yesterday while out tooling around, I stopped at this point along the bay. The tide was out as you can see. There was nothing but mud and gunk. However, I liked the sky best.

My method for creating this image:

First, I shot 5 frames.

everett, washington, low tide, marina, pacific northwest, puget sound, landscape photography

I always adjust the first image (the one directly above this text). Then I sync up all the images to the first RAW adjusted. Next, into Photomatix Pro for baking.

After I had the image just right in Photomatix Pro I re-imported to LR5 for an additional set of tweaks.

  • Exposure bumped up +.15
  • Temp and Tint ever so slightly increased to help the exposure pop
  • Contrast up to +16
  • Saturation +5

The image still looked a tad on the flat side. Seemed to lack color or depth. So… into NIK Color EFEX Pro 4 to make some final adjustments to help the image pop with better color and depth.

In Color EFEX Pro 4 I did the following:

  • Added Tonal Contrast
  • Added a Vignette Lens

And if you scroll way up to the first image you will see my final product. This image is not for sale. I was only having some fun and wanted to show you a real deal photo from Everett, Washington near the marina.

I hope you enjoy the view.