From the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2012

The photowalk was nice and one of the results is that you get to submit one photo for a contest. Don’t think I’ll get the prize, not the main goal also! The goal was FUN and SHOOTING!

The bright side of it is that you put yourself a deadline to work on the shots and have something ready to submit. So I worked on what I considered my best shots and now I have something MINE to post on my own blog (isn’t that f.a.n.t.a.s.t.i.c? :-)).

All three shots (just three, yes … I know) are bracketed +/-2 stops and then combined with the intention of a real HDR (not “Elvis on Velvet”, not really “Tone Mapped”). Using a real sense High Dynamic Range, though I like a lot the tone mapping side of it, but I gotta learn A LOT about it.

The workflow was very simple.

  • Lightroom 4: lens correction, de-noise, sharpening, white balance.
  • Photoshop HDR pro: just 32-bits (so all the dynamical range is there) and de-ghosting
  • Lightroom 4: Basic panel work (exposure, highlights …) with +/- 10 stops range, cropping, clarity, vibrance, some Hue/Saturation adjustments
  • Nik Color Effects: simple tonal contrast (mostly the default)
  • Lightroom 4: The famous “post-crop vigneting”
  • Photoshop: just to put it in my nice (at least in my opinion) white frame.


Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk Munich 2012 – The Bikes

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk Munich 2012 – The Statue

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk Munich 2012 – The Piano


About Cris Da Rocha

Astrophysicist, DB manager, cyclist, musician and, why not, "photographer to be". Back to enjoy photography after many years ... it's cool. Might share something nice and get something new.
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