Thursday, November 14, 2013

Autumn at the River - A Before and After

Location Information:
Osechenya, Ukraine October 16, 2013

Camera and Lens:
Canon 400d / Rebel XTi (2006)
Canon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 (early 1990's model)

Original Photo Information:
ISO 200, 28mm, f/14, 1/60 sec

Processing Tools:
HDRSoft Photomatix 
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
onOne Perfect Effects
Russell Brown’s Detailing Actions

Processing information:
HDR created from one original photo (-2, 0, +2)
onOne Perfect Effects to balance and tone colors.
Other minor touch-up details.
Russell Brown’s Detailing Actions (High-Pass Detail)

Please note:  I included the camera and lens information because quite a few people believe that if only they had a better or newer camera or a better or newer lens, they'd all of a sudden, quite miraculously actually, become a better photographer.  Nothing can be further from the truth.  And that truth is, if you can't get quality pictures from your current camera and lens, don't blame the camera or lens.  

The Straight Out of Camera Photo:

The Finished Work:

And the alternate "BETTER" version of before and after:

Side by Side: The Before and After


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