Monday, February 21, 2011

Trisha Bradshaw - HDR Bond Girl Test

 This single image HDR test, starring model Trisha Bradshaw and makeup by Sarah Lynn, is an homage to the Connery-era Bond Girl.  Both Trisha and Sarah nailed the concept.  The picture got single image HDR tone mapping in Nik HDR Efex using a preset I named "Realistic Nude", followed by levels and curves adjustment in Photoshop CS5.

The first shot looked a little "catalog clean" to me, so I took it through processing in Nik Color Efex Pro to make it look like a Fresson print.  I think the grain makes the tie to the '60s stronger.

The monochrome was processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro using my "Grainy Nude" preset.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G
Exposure: ISO 200, f/13 @ 1/60s, Daylight WB, RAW
Lighting: Single Broncolor head and small Chimera Super Pro bank
Support: Gitzo Basalt tripod w/Acratech GP head and RRS L-bracket
Location: Grand Center Artists' Studios
Dates: Capture - February 19, 2011, Processed - February 19, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro, Nik Color Efex Pro

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