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.