My daughter going to a Sweet 16, you know those are big deals here in NJ. Some people spend as much on this as a wedding. No, not us. But it’s fun for the girls. My daughter doesn’t get dressed up much so it was exciting to see her with the latest fashions.
Processed with a bit of Biz Sum in Topaz Simplify.
When we travel to Atlantic City our favorite place to stay is The Water Club, although we couldn’t stay there this particular I did get to see it from a different perspective. The marina is across the street and next to the beaches in AC, it’s probably the nicest area in AC.
3 shot HDR processed in HDR Efex Pro and finished in Lightroom
We as photographers are always focused on the quality of our equipment. What’s the resolution of your camera? How fast is that lens? What’s the best quality lens? Is that lens sharp? Yes, we spend an awful lot of time clamoring over the latest and the greatest equipment out there.
Lately I’ve been trying to focus more on the periphery of the viewfinder to make all elements of the scene have a contributing factor in the scene. I think this shot is a perfect example of that focus. What grabs your eye in this shot? The light, the buoy, or the pillars? For me, the pillars are what grab my eye. What grabs your eye? Let us know in the comment box below.
I know the last few shots have been from this same location and I know I said that one of the last one’s was my favorite but now I have a new favorite and it’s all came about by fooling around. Let me explain….
My basic approach to this shot was bracketing for the purpose of a 3 shot hdr. After I got home and looked at the histograms I realized that the dynamic range wasn’t quite as wide as I thought. I still processed the last 2 posts with the 3 exposures and am still happy with the results. Looking for something better and really just fooling around I decided to take the correct exposure, by itself, and process it HDR Efex Pro. I don’t even know what preset I picked but after I hit the preset the shot absolutely popped off the screen. Took the shot into Lightroom and reduced the single shot hdr noise and this is the result….. Quickly my new favorite.
Just wanted to thank everyone who commented on my last post. I was a bit tired and frustrated that day and I guess it showed in the post. I now understand that my hdr is a favorite of many of my viewers so that helps me with a clearer picture of the future of my blog. THANKS AGAIN!