I found these guys when taking a walk on the weekend. as there is a lot of details in this picture I tried to shift the focus to front section. So I added brightness to the top left corner to enhance the flare and reduced the reflections of the roofs. The background was muted by the taking the saturation to 50%. I cranked the warmth of the leaves in the left lower corner up 20%, just enough to recreate what I saw that moment.
Category Archives: postprocessing
The funny thing on macros is that you see and realize the small details. Textures and colors get their own life on the big screen.
In this one I used two LED-lamps as spots and had a 18-55mm reversed with approximately 50mm. I changed the aperture to f/13 to get some depth. Postprocessing was mostly sharpening and color correction.
What I like in modern architecture is the fact that you have gazillions of reflections. If you look at the pictures you sometimes start building your own views.
By using the HDR method one can reveal lots of details in the reflection. It were so many details that I had to apply some retro colouring and minimize the contrasts in parts of the picture to make it look real.
I was thinking about licensing and rights on pictures. It would take very long to elaborate all the details, but aren’t the classic licensing models restricted to the old distribution channels?
My wish would be that people use my pictures for something. In order to do this I will start to change the license on some picture to a creative commons one. This is as easy as opening a door.
What is the direct impact on you? If you want to use any of the correct lincesed pictures, you simply follow the rules (i.e. use the right attribution). You can also use them as desktop wallpapers if you like – as you can download a 2000 pixel wide version from my flickr stream. If it is a portrait picture – opposed to a landscape one – the long side will be 2000 pixel high. It is a question of bandwith…
In case you want a higher resolution picture you still can get back to me.
I always wanted to try the “indian summer” Color filter. Obviously one has to wait for autumn.
Here it is. I played with Nik Color Efex: Indian Summer and then some tonal contrast to emphasize the lines in the leaves.
I was working my way through old RAW files. I found the portrait of my youngest one, applied a very soft polaroid effect after elaborating a monochrome version of the picture.
This is another picture made with HDR Efex and Magic Lantern. The shots were older but HDR technique helped her to bring out the different greens.
I was stuck in work lately and there were not too many moments to do some photography. But I used the time in the evenings and mornings to learn things on
What really fascinated me in this picture was that the method HDR could capture all the colors facets and texture and preserve them. That was not quite easy due to the different artificial light colors, varying from blue to orange.
Again the tipp by RC Concepcion I use often, is to use a Glamour Glow effect on HDR. It takes the unnatural sharpness out of the picture and gives it some nice appeal.
I started using the glamour glow (which was created for portraits) on some architecture pictures – not specifically HDR. It works just fine…
And again this shot was brought to you by Canon running Magic Lantern with 9 exposures, creation with HDR Efex by Nik Software and postprocessing with Color Efex (also by Nik Software).
If you are looking for a book specifically for the creation of HDR with HDR Efex and get some real nice postprocessing tips for HDR, read the HDR book by RC. There is great stuff inside.
I went out with my tripod to shoot a structured panorama in at least 3 by 2. I made it 4 by 2 but it was not convincing. Because I also experimented…
Another thing I wanted to try was a panorama with a wide angle lens. So I used my trusted Sigma portrait in 10mm and used a recipe which nearly always worked for me.
The recipe as always: 3 pictures using 9 brackets with Magic Lantern on my 60D, HDR created with HDR Efex, and panorama with Microsoft ICE.
There were problems with the distortion near the lens, like in the railing you can see on the left. I don’t know if the result is also there because of the horizontal lines. I will try to find out.
I am very pleased with the look of this picture. What is your opinion?