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Cliffs of Moher by MJamesThompson Cliffs of Moher by MJamesThompson
This is the first shot that I am uploading from my most recent trip to Ireland. I'm not particularly happy with the outcome, but with 20+ mile per hour winds, fog, drizzle, and a broken tripod it will do for now.

Unfortunately the weather turned on my pretty quickly when I arrived to the Cliffs of Moher so the HDR shots will be fairly prevalent in this series. Cutting through the fog required subsequent post processing and color manipulations. I tried not to compromise the colors and feel of the photographs as much as possible.

Ftotoroom Artizen HDR
Photoshop CS 5.1
- Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0
- Contrast Color Range Filter
- Nik Software Sharpenter Pro 3.0
- PictureCode Noise Ninja

I would really love any information about cleaning up photos from these types of weather conditions. Thanks for any support you can offer.


Thank you for taking a moment to look through the photographers from my most recent trip to Ireland. Below are a few more if you have a moment to browse my gallery. Thank you again!
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:iconfadingechoes101:
i've been there!!!
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Tara-the-Brave Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I want to go to Ireland so bad..
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marrciano Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fine captured
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slowdog294 Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. :winner:
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woody1981 Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would give NikSoft HDR Pro a try. I manage to remove quite a lot of hazyness using that when doing HDR shots. Also if you shoot in RAW to start with it captures more detail. Camera Raw inside Photoshop does a good job on auto at sorting it out but there is so much more control.
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MJamesThompson Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the comments. I've used Niksoft HDR Pro and the only real drawback that I've found is that it only deals with a single layer than using the traditional bracketed HDR process. I've been using Photomatix Pro for a long time and just started experimenting with Artizen HDR since it had great reviews. I'll definitely go back and give Niksoft HDR a shot for removing some of the haze.
RAW is really the only way to go when shooting, I can't imagine anyone shooting straight jpeg at this point, but I'll check out Camera Raw as a plugin for photosohp.
Thanks again for reaching out and offering some help. Take care!!
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woody1981 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Niksoft HDR pro alows you to create an HDR image the same way as photoshop does, Select, align and then process. i still use Photoshop for that bit and then HDR the resulting 32bit image with the Niksoft plugin.
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:iconvoxhunden:
My parents where there with wind force 11. The spray from the waves made it all the way to the top of the cliffs! I was so jealous!!
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:iconmjamesthompson:
MJamesThompson Nov 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's amazing!! Somehow despite the really strong winds the waves were fairly calm. When I was on Inishmore they were much larger, but I've heard stories about the waves at the Cliffs of Moher. If your folks took any photos I'd love to see them. Thanks for stopping to take a look!
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