Archive for ‘Nature & Landscapes’

2012/04/26

Primeval (Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun)

by Robert Santafede

"Primeval", a photograph taken by Robert Santafede

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2012/04/22

Two Years

by Robert Santafede

"Two Years", a photograph by Robert Santafede

2012/04/15

Open

by Robert Santafede

"Open" A Nature Photograph By Robert Santafede

Actually felt quite good to get out of abandoned buildings for a change.

2012/04/14

inert

by Robert Santafede

"Inert", a photograph by Robert Santafede.

2012/04/12

Runaway

by Robert Santafede

"Runaway" by Robert Santafede

Runaway, zero exposure

Original image, regular exposure

Runaway, merged and tweaked

The exposures have been merged in Photomatix Pro, the settings tweaked. Saved and loaded into Photoshop, added a b&w gradient map, adjusted the blend mode.  Added a levels adjustment mask to get very heavy contrast and a ‘darker’ feel.

Opened the original regular exposure file again in Camera RAW -> Photoshop, paste as a new layer to the HDR image, change layer blend mode and opacity to dull the colors down some. Adjust as necessary to avoid that “over HDR” look.

I’m sure there are plenty of easier (and better) ways to do this – I had received an email asking about how I edited a previous photo.

With the above said, I still prefer the original, just a b&w version of it! I fall victim to HDR when clouds are usually involved though.

2012/04/11

Greener Grass

by Robert Santafede

"Greener Grass", a photograph by Robert Santafede

I have such a love/hate relationship for HDR – but that’s a story for another day.

2012/03/06

Chill

by Robert Santafede

"Chill" by Robert Santafede

2012/03/04

Restrict

by Robert Santafede

"Restrict" by Robert Santafede