As this is my first post of 2013, I hope you all had a great holiday season and really hope you all have a great 2013. I know a lot of people have started 365 projects – stick with it guys.
Today’s post comes from a conversation in the Photography Chat Google+ Community. This is a great community that has formed as an offshoot of Photography Chat (TogChat) on Twitter and it’s really great to see the level of engagement and interaction between photographers of all abilities.
To the pictures; I had posted a HDR from a couple of years back, I’ve always liked the shot but as I mentioned in the community I was never 100% happy with it. As a result I had another go at reprocessing today and the results are below.
I shot this as a bracketed set of 7 exposures from +3 to -4 EV, this was then Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.2.2 (there have been some big changes in Photomatix but that’s for another post) and saved as a 16 bit TIFF.
Image 1. The tonemapped image was opened in Photoshop CS6 and I used layer masks on the sky, boat and beach so that I could fine tune each element more accurately – the sky had a cyan tone I didn’t like, the beach was a little too yellow.
Image 2. The saved TIFF was opened in On One Perfect Photo Suite 7 and a few adjustments made in Perfect Effects to give a bit more punch.
Image 3 & 4. I then decided to go a little crazy and still in Perfect Photo Suite 7 I opened the image in Perfect B&W, the first image is with the Ambrotype filter applied, the second with the Daguerre filter.
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