Saturday, March 27, 2010
Park Bench In Flood #2, Day for Night
I posted an earlier version of this picture, but felt it did not have enough contrast and didn't quite make the leap to abstraction. Playing with it in Lightroom 3, I was thinking it might be a good "day-for-night" candidate. In the film days, you'd shoot tungsten stock in daylight and underexpose by 1-2 stops. So in Lightroom I changed the white balance of the RAW file to tungsten, dropped the exposure and boosted contrast and saturation.
Technical: Nikon D700, Nikkor 180mm f2.8 "Leni Lens", ISO 200, f/4.0 @ 1/640s, handheld. RAW file processed in Lightroom 3 Beta 2 64-bit and Nik Dfine, Vivenza and Color Efex Pro Complete, in which I applied the "Glamor Glow" and the "Polaroid Transfer" styles.