Images & Observations

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Gold Coupe

Car Show Fortnight

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 26mm ISO 800 3-bkts f/16 Lr3, HEP1, ASAA; PsCS5

This beauty was also on display at the Ontario Police Department Guns & Hoses car show on July 23, 2011.  After initial processing of the brackets in Lightroom I used Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro to merge and tone map the images, then I duplicated the final HDR image and converted one copy in to a colored pencil drawing using Alien Skin’s Snap Art Photoshop plug-in.  I then layered the original HDR image with the colored pencil version and masked them together in Photoshop to achieve the painterly effect for the final image.


Casino Christmas Memories

Nikon D80 18-135mm @ 18mm ISO 1250 1/45 f/9.5 (-2.0 0.0 +2.0) Lr3 HDR Efex Pro

This is the registration lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, two days before Christmas.  “Leo The Lion” normally presides without the holiday glitz.  I had a tough time dealing with all the noise in the blacks, and was not able to eliminate it completely during post processing, but I liked the combination of color tones, and the overall tableau of the scene, so decided to share it.   Like most everything recently this was hand held.  If I had it to do over, I would use a tripod and set the ISO much lower, but then I don’t think the humans would cooperate and remain still long enough.