Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cypress Trees #2, Heron Pond, HDR Test

Among the tall cypress tress in Heron Pond are these short, conical stubs called knees that are part of the root system.  Their precise function is not understood according several sources.  This HDR picture is made from five one stop brackets processed in Nik HDR Efex, Nik Color Efex Pro and Photoshop CS5.

 The monochrome was made in Nik Silver Efex Pro using a green filter.  The blue/sepia split tone was applied in Lightroom 3.

Lens: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.4 G 
Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: ISO 200, five brackets around f/11.0 @ 1/60s, Auto WB, tripod
Lighting: Daylight
Location: Cache River Natural Area, Heron Pond GPS
Dates: Capture - October 29, 2010, Processing - October 31, 2010
Processing: RAW file in Lightroom 3 and Nik HDR Efex

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