Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pond Scum Study #2

A serious case of pond scum in a lagoon in Forest Park near the Muny presents a photo op.  The picture in color is rather dead, but the monochrome conversion abstracts the scene to a study in texture.
Technical: Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f1.4 G, ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/40s, handheld.  RAW file processed in Lightroom 2.5 to correct color, apply Nikon Landscape preset and do some light dodging, edited in Photoshop CS4 to remove some trash and a tree root in the upper right corner, then processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro with the "Architecture" preset and add a medium sepia tint.  

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