Hall of Languages, Syracuse University. 5-shot HDR sequence processed with HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
One of my faves. Shot with a 3-stop neutral density filter to enable the longer exposure (2.5 seconds). The framing of the carriage by the moving tram lights was serendipity.
There was some (by my standards) complicated post-processing in this image. It’s actually a composite of two different raw conversions — one very dark to try to recover some of the information in the very bright highlights where the spotlights are. I used a layer mask to blend in the info from the dark conversion in the spotlight areas. I also used Tony Kuyper’s Triple Play technique to darken the sky, lighten the shadows a bit, and bring out some more detail. Lots of other fiddles and diddles to get this result. I like it.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I'm enjoying learning how to use these tools, and Tony's tutorials are superbly clear (he's a natural teacher).
After installing Tony's Photoshop Actions, I used Adobe Configurator to create a custom panel within Photoshop, so the Triple Play actions are easily accessible, along with the most commonly associated photoshop tools and commands, and can be activated with just a couple of clicks. I've made similar custom panels for lumiosity masking & painting, dodging and burning using neutral fill layers and blend modes, and various smart filters that I use more frequently. Kind of slick.