Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reflections in HDR #2 - Three Variations


For processing this shot of clouds reflections in the high rise glass, I took a slightly different HDR single image HDR approach, using Nik HDR Efex and the "Old Vanilla" preset that can be downloaded from the Nik Software site as a starting point.  Then I adjusted levels in Photoshop CS5 and added by "CSI Miami" glow in Nik Color Efex Pro.  The overall effect is like shooting the old Agfa 400 sheet film.


This "straight" monochrome was made in Nik Silver Efex Pro using a red filter with a blue/sepia split tone applied in Lightroom 3.


Finally, I used the color shot to make a solarized version in Nik Color Efex Pro.

Technical
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
Exposure: ISO 200, f/8.0 @ 1/320s, Auto WB, RAW
Lighting: Morning daylight and shade
Support: Handheld
Location: Kiener Plaza, St. Louis GPS
Dates: Capture - April 11, 2010, Processed - January 12, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro

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