Thursday, February 7, 2013

Project 52 - Week 6/52

Do you ever have those times when you are ready, willing and able to shoot and you just can't get the shots you want? For me, one of 2 things gets in the way. Either the weather is not cooperating which in turn effects the light or I just can't get to the view I want. This weekend, the 2nd issue caused me problems. From the highway there was a stunning view of Mount Stuart and the Stuart Range, but on all of the exits and side roads it just wasn't the same. (see the 2nd picture) This left me a bit discouraged and with very few inspiring photos. So I decided to take a page from my Reverse 365 project and focus on the editing. This month for my project I am working on the gradient tool in Lightroom and an HDR Tutorial I found for Photoshop. I love HDR photos, but haven't got the hang of the real thing (in camera). So I decided to give it a try in Photoshop. I would love some feedback as I can't decide if I feel it is too much or not enough. What do you think?

Settings: ISO 500, 50mm, ss1/640, f/11

Settings: ISO 800, 50mm, ss1/1600, f/11
"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." - Claude Monet 

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  1. Beautiful! I need to experiment with HDR more...hmm. I need photoshop, though. I use GIMP (cuz it's free, lol).
    However, I love both images. Somehow I think the first one in B&W would be spectacular, too. :) I'm also going to subscribe to your blog via RSS feed and put your button on my blog ( Awesome stuff here!

  2. a primeira imagem é linda, parece um quadro! Um abraço!

  3. Love that shot of Mt. Stuart, I think the best shots I've ever gotten of it was from the rest stop on I90 at Indian John Hill... as to HDR, I've done a bit, but did so from bracketing. Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #69!

  4. I like your HDR editing. One thing most people who are new to HDR do is over-editing (I'm definitely guilty of this). You didn't do this, which is great. As you get better at it, you learn to apply it sparingly.

  5. Gorgeous scenery and photos. Well done! Have a great day!

  6. I love how these turned out. I completely understand what you are saying though. I was starting a new set for a client for some product photos yesterday- I just couldn't get in the groove. I was not liking what was happening. It took about twice as long as it should have because I just couldn't find my creativity & I was struggling. Hoping when I head back in the studio today it's a different story.


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