Photoshop CS6

The View Across the Harbor

The view across the harbor in Baltimore.
The view across the harbor in Baltimore.

I have long-favored shooting at the edges of day and night because of the wonderful lighting the exists during those brief periods of time. In the previous post we had an example of a sunrise. Today we take a peek at a sunset in this view across the harbor of Baltimore. What you cannot discern from the image below is the fact that it was bitterly cold on this December evening. The wind was quite low, allowing the water to remain calm and smooth.

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Gear: Nikon D5000 with 18-200mm 3.5 VR II  | Exif: ISO 200, 20mm, f/9, 1.60s

Processing

Once again I used the new Lightroom 5 Beta to process this image. I really like what they have done with Lightroom 5 and will write a post on my favorite feature, so far. It's important to know that this public Beta version is a work in progress and may undergo considerable changes before it's final release.

The Bokeh in image enhanced in Photoshop CS6.

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Red Shed

After a few days on the trail and living out of a travel bag, it's good to be back home to settle back into a bit of normalcy. I am way behind on site visits, which will soon be remedied. Today I want to share an image from Winter of 2011. It's one I did not post back then because I had so grown tired of looking at snow. :-) Well, since it has been some time and snow has been forecast for early next week, this is as good a time as any to show this one. It's a red shed at a nearby nursery where trees, shrubs, mulch and other outdoor products are sold. For years the shed always looked like, well, an old shed. Somehow through the magic of a snowfall and some early morning sunlight it took on a more eye-pleasing look, albeit temporarily.

After running the 5-bracket shot through HDR Efex Pro 2 and applying some finishing touches in Photoshop CS6, the results can be seen below.

Red Shed Photo
Red Shed Photo

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 Surely there will be plenty of new snow images coming as we move along deeper into the Winter season and we will post them here before starting to whine about Spring. :-)

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Bridge at Night

Several weeks ago while in the Rehoboth and Bethany Beach Delaware area, I took several opportunities to photograph the newly opened Charles W. Cullen Bridge, which spans the Indian River Inlet. You can see the previously posted image here. Today's image was taken at night, which provided a nice opportunity to see the LED lights illuminated. There was one problem however. The vantage point I previously scouted was blocked and I was unable to reach it so I had to work an alternative.

Indian River Inlet Bridge - Night View
Indian River Inlet Bridge - Night View

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As you can see, I was literally fenced in and since this was on an incline, I was not able to fully clear it so I cropped a small portion of it and left it in place as a point of reference.

I took 5 long exposures with this being the best of the bunch. With no other light pollution in the area I was able to get the stars to twinkle and play nice for these shots.

The image was processed in Lightroom 4.2 before exporting to Photoshop where I applied the Topaz Adjust 5 filter.

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