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.
|Lens:||AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED ("Leni Lens")|
|Exposure:||ISO 200, f/4.0 @ 1/2000s, Auto WB, RAW|
|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|