Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tangerine #1, iPhone HDR

I've come to realize that the iPhone 4 camera, with sufficient illumination, is has almost the depth of field of a pinhole device and can be exploited in much the same way.  In this close-up of a small tangerine on a frosted glass table, I worked in the reflection of a corner wall just beyond the table.  Shooting in HDR mode, the iPhone generates two pictures.  I pulled these into Nik HDR Efex and applies a realistic tone mapping, then added a glow, muted colors and introduced an acid wash border using OnOne Photoshop plug-ins.

The monochrome was created in Nik Silver Efex Pro using a green filter approximating the venerable X1 and sepia/blue split tone.

This is the HDR basis for the two pictures above.

Camera: Apple iPhone 4
Lens: Apple 3.85
Exposure: ISO 500, f/2.8 @ 1/15s, Auto WB, JPEG
Lighting: Southern skylight
Support: Handheld
Location: My house
Dates: Capture - December 2, 2010, Procesed - December 9, 2010
Processing: Lightroom 3, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, OnOne Tools, Photoshop CS5

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