Sunday, November 28, 2010

St. Louis Art Museum Muse at Dusk

The muse to the right of the St. Louis Art Museum main entrance as it appeared at dusk.  The building is lit by a sodium vapor streetlight and the statue by skylight and tungsten.  Auto white balance from Nikon draws some heavy flack in reviews, but I think it does a remarkable job interpreting perceptual colors.  A picture I took in January this year does not have the black railing showing at the foot of the statue.    

Monochrome was processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro using a green filter equivalent to Wratten #61 and toned sepia/blue in Lightroom 3.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 50mm f1.4 G
Exposure: ISO 200, f/5.6 @ 1/5s
Support: Handheld
Lighting: Mixed dusk skylight, tungsten and sodium vapor streetlight
Location: St. Louis Art Musem GPS
Dates: Capture - November 26, 2010, Processed - November 27, 2010
Processing: RAW in Lightroom 3 and Nik Silver Efex Pro

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