Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunflower #28, HDR Fresson Series


This second attempt at a Lens Baby/Fresson print leaves out a few processing steps from Sunflower #27, but is still fairly involved:

  • Combine three one-stop brackets in Nik HDR Efex
  • Apply lens correction and adjust levels in Photoshop CS5
  • Simulate the Lens Baby in Nik Color Efex Pro using the Vignette Control
  • Adjust brightness and structure in Nik Viveza
  • Crop and add grain texture in Lightroom 3

Technical
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D IF-ED "Leni Lens"
Exposure: ISO 200, 2 brackets around f/2.8 @ 1s, Daylight WB, RAW
Lighting: Window Light
Support: Gitzo Basalt Tripod, Acratech GP-2, RRS L-Bracket
Location:  Home Studio GPS
Dates: Capture - August 1, 2010, Processed May 28, 2011
Processing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, Nik Suite Tools

2 comments:

benjamin gandhi-shepard said...

I'm not sure what it is that makes this images work for me, but I love it. Great image. Awesome editing.

Preston Page said...

Gosh, thank you, Ben. I've convinced myself that I don't need a Lens Baby and need to explore the Nik tools even more :)