Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eros Bendato Redux - HDR Series

This version of Eros Bendato was taken from the same angle as the last post, but is a stitched panorama from three vertical slices of the statue.  I ran the the resulting single 24 mega-pixel through a landscape preset I made for Nik HDR Efex, then added a CSI Miami glow using Nik Color Efex Pro.

Nik Silver Efex Pro is responsible for the monochrome conversion with sepia/blue split tone.

This Polaroid Transfer version made in Nik Color Efex Pro might be my favorite of this series.

The solarized version, also from Nik Color Efex Pro, gets its split tone from Lightroom 3.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
Exposure: ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/400s, Auto WB, RAW
Lighting: Morning daylight and shade
Support: Handheld
Location: City Garden, St. Louis GPS
Dates: Capture - April 11, 2010, Processed - January 15, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro


benjamin gandhi-shepard said...

You're on fire right now! I like the first color version of this post the best.

Preston Page said...

Ben, you are too kind. Among the advantages of parking processing variations on SOSL is the kindly feedback. And, after cranking out a batch, it is nice to have a cooling off period before making a final pick for printing. What ever did we do before the WWW?