Saturday, August 21, 2010

1902 Worlds Fair Bridge, Infrared

This infrared capture has been through several rounds of processing since the capture in 2006.  I almost gave up on this shot after making a rather disappointing print last month because the inherent tone map yielded very flat images with pasty mid and high values.  However, I think I finally hit on a good combination of processing steps that preserved the long tonal range without clipping Zone VIII and above, which is so important for that silver image look.  

Camera: Nikon D100 
Lens: AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF 
Exposure: ISO 200, 24mm @ f/8 @ 1/5s, Cokin P007 infrared filter, tripod.
Lighting: Sunlight, late afternoon
Location: Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
Processing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, Nik Silver Efex Pro

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