Monday, January 5, 2009

The "Patrick" Experiment - Final

This final Smith Point shot is a bit a fraud. I don’t really count it as part of the experiment because the location of the object(s) [yes it’s a composite] was about a mile away from the actual target location. Nonetheless I liked the way it came out and thought I would include it for your consideration.

Tech: Oly E-3 w/ 12-60 Zuiko @ ISO200, Aperture Priority, Three Handheld Exposures Post Processing: Merge to HDR with Photomatix Pro>Open Car Image Above Building>Erase Unwanted Portions>Covert Car Layer to Hard Light>Merge Visible to New Layer>Clone Some Foliage Across Original Photos for Continuity>TA “Portrait Drama”>Lens Distort Vignette


Barry Armer said...

Great image Larry! I never would have guessed it was a composite.

If you have time to play with this image at some later date you might try adding a Curves Adjustment Layer using a mask to see if you can brighten up the building just a tad to help it pop from the background a little more.

It's really nice as is though!

Well done!

Anonymous said...

Great! Nice sky, interesting foreground and middle ground. I wouldn't have known it was a composite either. Or that you "stretched" your rules a little. :)


Larry said...

Thanks Barry and Cindi.