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Lismore Lighthouse


Lismore Lighthouse is situated on Eilean Musdie in the Firth of Lorne at the entrance to Loch Linnie. Built in 1833 by Robert Stephenson at a cost of £4,260, it was converted to auttomatic operation in 1965 and this cost about £10,000.

Seen from the Mull - Oban ferry as the evening sun catches the buildings.

The original was very noisy and not to put too fine a point on it, pretty awful. But playing about with the Topaz Adjust plug-in for Photoshop produced what I think is a reasonable image, it looks a bit painterly to me.

Lismore Lighthouse


Lismore Lighthouse is situated on Eilean Musdie in the Firth of Lorne at the entrance to Loch Linnie. Built in 1833 by Robert Stephenson at a cost of £4,260, it was converted to auttomatic operation in 1965 and this cost about £10,000.

Seen from the Mull - Oban ferry as the evening sun catches the buildings.

The original was very noisy and not to put too fine a point on it, pretty awful. But playing about with the Topaz Adjust plug-in for Photoshop produced what I think is a reasonable image, it looks a bit painterly to me.

comments (7)

  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 16 Aug 2008, 06:38
Love the clouds. Whatever it was you did, I like the end result. smile
Les Auld: Glad you like it Jessie, thanks for the comment.
The sky is very painterly Les. I haven't come across Topaz, so I'll look it up.
Les Auld: Topaz Adjust is a photoshop plug-in that can produce pseudo HDR effects amongst others. It can produce some interesting results provided you don't go over the top.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Aug 2008, 10:18
This is a lovely image Les - the light on the buildings is beautiful and the subdued tones of the background and the clouds contrast well with the starkness of the white lighthouse. I can't tell that you have tweaked this at all, which surely is a good thing - I never like these filters when they are too obvious. Not heard of Topaz - what exactly does it do?
Ingrid
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Ingrid, it was a very pleasant evening. Topaz Adjust is a photoshop plug-in that can produce pseudo HDR effects amongst others. It can produce some interesting results provided you don't go over the top. I tend to use it on a copy layer and then use opacity to get the best result.
Twiddle and tweek and be damned I say. I love the end result here.
The bright white against the threatening clouds is wonderful.
Les Auld: Thanks Pat, there was a bit of a storm coming in.
You got a very dramatic sky from your playing - very nice!
Les Auld: Thanks Mary, appreciate the comment.
I remember this lighthouse from using the same ferry years ago. You must have been quite close Les. Oh, and I like the effect of this filter as well.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, we did go reasonable close if I remember rightly.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 16 Aug 2008, 19:14
Very nice, too, Les! I can;t see any indication of noise in this so the plug-in has done a good job. (I use Imagenomic or Neatimage). I've been past this lighthouse, too.. on the ferry from Oban to Barra. Your shot is better!
Les Auld: A popular place then Alan. I have used NeatImage once or twice but find Topaz Adjust more flexible. Thanks for the comment.

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