Monday, December 20, 2010

Pipe #2

This is a second posting of the large, rusting pipe that juts out of the Missouri River near St. Charles, Missouri.  The first time around, I used Mike Lao's "300" Lightroom develop preset.  I liked the result, but it squeezed out the silver paint's reflection of the sky on the  shadow side, which makes the structure look transparent in spot at first glance. Processing in Nik HDR Efex to bring out texture, Photoshop CS5 to apply lens correction and levels adjustment, Nik Define to reduce noise and Nik Vivenza to brighten.

The monochrome version comes from Nik Silver Efex Pro, using a strong orange filter, followed by a sepia/blue split tone in Lightroom 3.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED ("Leni Lens")
Exposure: ISO 200, f/4.0 @ 1/2000s, Auto WB, RAW
Lighting: Bright Sunlight
Support: Handheld
Location: St. Charles, Missouri
Dates: Capture - June 28, 2009, Processed - December 20, 2010
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro

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