Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Trip Photos!

... but not all of them. I know, the headline is evil and misleading. :-) I've been working on some post-processing of the pictures we took on the trip, which involves a bit of learning how to manipulate .CR2 files and bracketed images to correct exposure settings. Here's a teaser of what I've done so far. (Click on either picture to open a REALLY BIG version in a new window.)

Death Valley at Sunrise:

(This is a blended HDR image from three bracketed shots IMG_6887, IMG_6888, IMG_6889) on a tripod at various exposure levels.

Zion Narrows:

This is a modified single CR2 image with Fill Light added, the Black level tweaked slightly, and some other modifications in Aperture. I think it's a little bit too washed out still, so I may try working on this one some more. The original is a bit too dark, so... compromises, I guess.

1 comment:

JuLo said...

Wow, that second picture is really neat! I'd like to learn to do some photoshop editing, but I haven't had the energy or motivation yet.