NIKD4s – Lough Tay HDR – 19042014

NIKD4s Lough Tay HDR 19042014You can purchase this photo at or alternatively, you can follow me on Facebook at

This is a shot of Lough Tay in County Wicklow, Ireland. Lough Tay is commonly referred to as the Guinness Lake due to its resemblance to a pint of Guinness. The northern part of the coastline is owned by the Guinness family, who imported white sand to create the effect of the head on a Guinness.

This photo was taken using a Nikon D4s DSLR with a Nikon 24mm f/1.4 wide angle lens. The photo was first imported into DXO Pro Optics 9 to iron out any small anomalies, it was then taken into Photoshop CS6 where I created 5 different exposures (-2 through +5) out of a single image. From there I merged the images into 1 HDR file using Photomatix Pro 5, then I applied a filter to the HDR image using Topaz Labs Clarity. Finally, I amended the levels slightly using Lightroom 5.

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Nikon D4s / Nikon 24mm f/1.4 / ISO 100 / f/8 / 1/160sec / Manual Settings

Lough Tay in County Wicklow, Ireland

Wicklow Panorama 1

This is Lough Tay in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. This piece of land is owned by the Guinness family. The beach on the north shore is pure white sand which was imported by the family to give the lake a look of a pint of Guinness.

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Wicklow Panorama HDR1