Monday, November 27, 2006
The city has been closed in by fog for the past few days. Flights have been canceled for 3 days running. But the fog is pretty cool, especially at night under the lights that the camera sees much different than the human eye. This was taken on the nightly dog walk, about 1/2 hour ago. Minimal manipulation in photoshop...cropping, selective sharpening and some curves/contrast adjustment. The colors are what the camera sees.
For the geeks among us, it was a 13 second exposure, ISO 200, 70mm (70-200 2.8L IS lens), an exposure compensation of -2/3 stop (inadvertent), shot and processed as raw.
This is a different type of HDR. A lot of photographers don't like the "cartoonish nature" of this type of HDR translation. Other people like the "painting" look it can give a photography. For the right subject, I think it can be appropriate (not saying this is the right subject though :) This is a combination of 5 exposures again.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Messing around with Photoshop CS2's HDR function. I took a lot of photographs with HDR in mind since the workshop in August. This one is a composite of 5 exposures along with some layer masks, curves adjustments etc.