Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Fall Colors HDR

The first hint of fall red arrived in our back yard this week.  The wind is pretty fierce today, so there is quite a bit of ghosting in the leaves which is further enhanced by the HDR glow.  I can't decide whether the smearing looks painterly or just smeared.  

The monochrome version was created in Nik Silver Efex Pro, with the sepia/blue split tone applied in Lightroom.

Camera: Nikon D700 
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED "Leni" lens
Exposure: ISO 200, five one stop brackets around f/4 @ 1/250s, auto WB, RAW, tripod
Lighting: Filtered daylight
Location: Home GPS
Processing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro and Nik Silver Efex Pro 

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