Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lunar Corona #1, HDR Variations

Even though the subject is a Lunar Corona, the story here are the surrounding clouds.  Here I used the color "Dark City" processing in Nik HDR Efex combining two exposures.  The second moon is lens flare.

The monochrome from Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 uses my "Toned Platinum" custom preset.

Finally, solarization in Nik Color Efex Pro creates a bas relief effect for the clouds.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED "Leni Lens"
Exposure: ISO 400, 2 brackets around f/2.8 @ 1s, Daylight WB, RAW
Lighting: Moonlight
Support: Gitzo Basalt Tripod, Acratech GP-2, RRS L-Bracket
Location: Ballwin, MO
Dates: Capture - April 17, 2011, Processed May 18, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3.3, Photoshop CS5, Nik HDR Efex, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, OnOne PhotoFrame Free

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