January 15th, 2011 – Chuck Was Here

Today’s image is from a re-visited spot  I had found back in November. I had taken a similar shot but with a lesser quality lens and only a few bracketed exposures and as a result the image suffered from chromatic aberrations and a lack of highlight detail. No matter how I tried to process it, there simply wasn’t enough information there to work with. I processed the tone-mapped image using onOne PhotoTools which is an awesome program that has a wide range of effects. Grunge, Cyberpunk, Golden Hour Enhancer. Blue Dawn Leonidis and Multi-vitamin A2 were the filters used in post. If you’ve heard other photographers also mention this  program, it might be well worth it to take a look at their  demos and webinars. The company recently recruited Brian Matiash as their Cirriculum and Education Manager and they are putting out some great products for photographers.
View of  abandoned Lumber Machinery near  Seattle, Washington

Canon 5D MkI, Mamiya 645 35N /f3.5 , 35mm @ f8, ISO 100, Manual mode,  HDR -9 Exposures, Tripod.  Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, Photomatix Pro 4, onOne PhotoTools 2.6.
To see a larger version or please click on the image.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,

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