071 - The archangel

Where's Dim Sum? #071 - The archangel


Why is it always easier to climb up than to climb down? Someone call the fire department, please.


This is probably the third spot I went to today. I had an idea back in the cafe but I couldn't find a good composition for it, after working on it for an hour or two. I couldn't find a good windlight for this one either, but, oh, well.

location: Edelweiss - Mont Saint-Michel


Technical notes

windlight: Phototools- Dream Boat (modified)
water: Glassy (modified)

Depth of Field:
View angle: 0.727
FOV: 20.0
F-number: 17.0
Foc Length: 300
Foc Time: 0.5
CoC: 10.0
Resolution: 1.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.0

Glow Settings:
Quality: 8
Iterations: 1
Strength: 0.35
Luminance: 1.0
Warmth: 0.0
Width: 1.3
Alpha: 0.25

The DOF is hardly there, really. I wanted to preserve the crispness of the houses down below without the lines being too harsh.

I also wanted to add some haze to emphasize the distance, but because there's really nothing between the foreground (the saint) and the background (the houses), it makes it look like the foreground objects were just pasted on, and it looks odd. DOF and stereoscopy look best if there are objects that gradually recede to the background.