I just browsed through my images from last year, and these are my favorites. Thanks for looking! Luminescence of Nature Photography: Best of 2010
A black & white version of this image appears in my new book on HDR. I thought it would be fun to reprocess it in color for a different flavor.
I took a 5-shot hand-held exposure series (bracketed at f/8, ISO 640 with D3s) and merged the files in Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. I then applied the “Artistic_Interiors_03” preset for HDR Efex Pro developed by Tony Sweet for our book (you can download all 14 of our custom HDR presets for free, here).
I used Control Points within HDR Efex Pro to tone down the saturation and brightness in the background, which helps draw your attention to the furnace. I also added a mild vignette effect. Final touches were done in Capture NX2 with the Tonal Contrast filter from Nik’s Color Efex Pro 3 plug-in.
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Thanks for looking, and Happy Holidays!
Here are the better images from this morning’s total lunar eclipse.
Here’s a shot I got of tonight’s total lunar eclipse. Someone cue the Pink Floyd. The lunatic (me) was on the grass (my backyard). Good thing I had a nice down parka.
More to come, but right now I’m going to call it a night.