Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cache River at Heron Pond, HDR Test

The water was glassy smooth in the Cache River near Heron Pond yesterday.  Something about the place seems frozen in time, which I guess is the point of a nature preservation area.  This picture is the result of processing five brackets in Nik HDR Efex, using the Landscape - Fine Detail preset as a starting point, with further processing in Photoshop CS5, Nik Vivenza and a final 11x14 crop in Lightroom 3.

Monochrome generated from the HDR image in Nik Silver Efex Pro using a custom preset I made to get that purple cast you got with Rapid Selenium Toner on Kodabromide paper.

Lens: Nikkor AF 24-85mm f2.8-4 IF 
Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: ISO 200, five brackets around 52mm @ f/11.0 @ 1/200s, Auto WB, handheld, RAW
Lighting: Daylight
Location: Heron Pond GPS
Dates: Capture - October 29, 2010, Processing - October 30, 2010
Processing: Lightroom 3, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro

1 comment:

Mira Cope said...

Exquisite! I can smell the forest.