Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mystery Flower #1, HDR Tests

Because it looks like it would be comfortable in a supporting role in a David Cronenberg film, Susan picked up four of these guys, but we've not been able to identify them.  The versions here were created with a fairly restrained HDR technique that increases the apparent resolution only.  The colors and tone mapping are not enhanced.

 Because I'm still learning the ropes for HDR, I always try a monochrome version.  Lately I've been doing the monochrome conversion in Silver Efex Pro followed by applying a sepia/blue or sepia/cyan split tone.

Camera: Nikon D700 
Lens: AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 D
Exposure: ISO 200, f/22 @ 1s, tripod, RAW
Lighting: Two Calumet Quattro Fluorescent Beauty Lights 
Location: Grand Center Artist Loft Studios GPS
Processing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro and Nik Silver Efex Pro

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