Following on from yesterdays post,Plan to Succeed (but don’t be rigid) , where I outlined my approach to going out on a shoot we arrive at what happens when you select images for processing.
Today’s image is one of the set shots I planned to shoot when I left the house, however I had shot this as a set of brackets with a view to making an HDR image.
I opened the set in Photomatix, tried several variations on processing, but was not happy. This morning I returned to the scene of the crime and looked at the actual RAW files. It was here it struck me, the RAW image above was good on it’s own, it did not need HDR, just a little tweaking.
I made some minor adjustments in Camera RAW before opening in Photoshop, here I added a sepia tone, cropped slightly and adjusted levels to maximise blacks.
Camera : Olympus E-500
Lens: 40-150 Zuiko
Processing: Adobe Photoshop