This late afternoon view of Heron Pond is a four HDR shots stitched as a panorama. For each position I processed five one stop brackets processed in Nik HDR Efex using a custom preset I developed for Fall Landscapes. Then I stitched the HDR pictures in Photoshop CS5 and tweaked the levels. Next, I adjusted brightness, contrast and structure in Nik Vivenza, the applied my "CSI: Miami" preset in Nik Color Efex Pro. So it took 20 shots and 11 processing steps to make the picture. The resolution is equivalent to approximately 140 mega pixels.
This is a bit off subject, I've been working for a couple of months to get the look of an albumen print made from a wet plate negative. I think output from Nik Silver Efex Pro using a custom preset I call "Wet Plate" comes pretty close.
This is my more usual split tone from Nik Silver Efex Pro from a custom preset I made for landscapes.
This posting fell a little shot because this is the full panorama I made at Heron Pond, stitching six, five one stop bracket HDR shots together, or 30 shots total. I was able to process the 210 mega-byte panorama file in Nik Vivenza, but Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro both threw errors trying to write out updated files. I plan to reboot and try again. If the applications still throw errors, I'll contact Nik Support.
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.4 G
Camera: Nikon D700
Exposure: ISO 200, five brackets around f/11.0 @ 1/20s, Auto WB, tripod
Location: Cache River Natural Area, Heron Pond GPS
Dates: Capture - October 29, 2010, Processing - November 5, 2010Processing: RAW file in Lightroom 3, Nik HDR Efex, Photoshop CS5 and Nik Silver Efex Pro