Mallow South Cabin Revisited.

The other day I made this sequence from the down platform at Mallow, County Cork.

What makes these photo interesting to me was the textures of the sky.

Looking toward Cork from Mallow.
Looking toward Cork from Mallow.
By introducing a digital graduated neutral density filter I was able to make the most of the texture in the sky.
By introducing a digital graduated neutral density filter I was able to make the most of the texture in the sky.

In order to get the most of the sky, in post processing I worked with the camera RAW files and adjusted the contrast, colour saturation and exposure. In this situation my manipulation is a little more heavy handed than usual. I paid special attention to the highlight density.

This image was exposed just a few minutes later, notice how the sky has changed.
This image was exposed just a few minutes later, notice how the sky has changed.
Irish Rail 083 was running around the Railway Preservation Society Ireland's Cravens set (working as Emerald Isle Express.) This view has the most impressive sky in my estimation. Which is your favourite?
Irish Rail 083 was running around the Railway Preservation Society Ireland’s Cravens set (working as Emerald Isle Express.) This view has the most impressive sky in my estimation. I’ve used a slightly wider focal length to make for a more dramatic view. 

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