Pineview Reservoir: Late September

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Brent Cooper on September 28, 2012

Thanks Debra!

ktrumbo on June 13, 2013

Love the effect you are getting of sky and clouds. Feel free to tell me how you do it.

Brent Cooper on June 13, 2013

Thank you Fernortner for your comment & question. I call it double processing. In camera at least 3 to 5 multiple exposures. Then in the computer, download them to mini bridge in CS5. Make gobal changes in ACR. Next I duplicate each exposure once. Then I'll add the dupes into Photomatix Pro & run that program. Then I'll run the original set of exposures through CS5 mergtohdr program. Then I'll take the end result of the Photomatix version along with the end result from CS5's mergetohdr and blend those two exposures in either photomatix again or mergetohdr. I do not have a set standard to ease work flow, This technique is time consuming & doesn't work all the time. Plus my machine is a RZ Systems w/35GB HD. Also running external backup drives of 4 TB will fill up in 3-6 months. Once in a great while I might use an enhancement program such as Topaz Labs Adjust, DeNoise, Clarity, Clean but that usually pushes the HDR into the surreal and will never stand the chance for acceptance here. I could bore you to tears going through the settings for each software program. If my result isn't natural enough, I'll delete and start again in computer. That's the skinny!

Brent Cooper on June 13, 2013

Also from time to time EFX software enhancement tools.

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