Lake Tyrrell

I did a post on Lake Tyrrell some time ago and today I was revisiting the images from that shoot with the thought of using my slightly improved photoshop skill.  I picked one image shot with the Canon 8-15mm Fisheye and tried to improve the contrast between the sky and lake without the lake ending up to dark like the first attempt.


So today I selected the sky and just used a levels layer to reduce the mid tones and increase the blacks.  I then selected just the lake and again just used a levels and vibrance/saturation adjustment layers to bring out the colours of the lake.  Final adjustment was to merge the adjusted and original layers using overlay.  Oh and I put another layer with copyright text as a fill pattern hope it is not too distracting.


Here is the final image hope you like it.



9 thoughts on “Lake Tyrrell

    1. johnholding Post author

      No, no ice lakes in Australia, it is salt. Actually they mine the salt for commercial purposes just wasn’t allowed to take photos at the mine.

      1. johnholding Post author

        I’ll have to take your word for that having never had the pleasure of seeing a frozen lake. Something I would love to photograph.

      2. John

        Really? My wife is from California. When she moved to Michigan I took her out on a frozen lake – creeped her right out!! I grew up on a Michigan lake and am a veteran of a lifetime of being sure ice is safe 🙂

  1. lisakimmorley

    Wonderful image John, I like the use of the Fisheye. After seeing the images from Leanne and yourself, I’m determined to try to get a long weekend in the area before it gets hot again.

    1. johnholding Post author

      Thank you Lisa. Funny enough was just thinking the same today. There is much of sunset country that I want to see as well as an opportunity to try some astro’s from within the region.

    1. johnholding Post author

      Hi Carole,

      Could you provide me with more detail about the use of my image:

      What text will accompany the image
      Size and prominence of the credit
      What remuneration you are offering
      Terms of use, is it a once only use or is the intention to use it more than once
      Does the image form a background or foreground as part of the magazine.



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