Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Avocado, HDR + Solarization

Who knew an HDR shot of an avocado sitting on frosted white plexi would be so dull?  Well, maybe everyone but me.  Actually, the HDR was pretty impressive in terms of detail and color range, but it smoothed out the texture of the avocado more than I expected.  Oh well, part of the learning curve.  To bring back the texture, I tried solarization and liked the result.

Camera: Nikon D700 
Lens: AF Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8D
Exposure: ISO 200, f/22 @ 0.8s median of five 1 stop brackets, tripod, cable release
Lighting: Calumet Quattro daylight fluorescent lamps
Location: My house
Processing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro

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