November 30, 2010

Something Out of Place

I was out scouting for a location for an upcoming portrait session when I saw this old blue, leather chair setting in the middle of the field.  It looked so out of place and unusual that I decided that I needed to take a picture of it.
I wanted to show all the details so I decided to use HDR.  I shot five exposures ranging from –EV2 to +EV2. 
Camera settings:  Nikon D3, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 shot at 24mm, ISO 200, f/13 and five exposures ranging from 1/250th to 1/8th of a second on a tripod.
Post Processing:  
Photomatix Pro—combined four of the exposures into an HDR image and tone mapped the image.
Photoshop CS5—remove a few distracting details and used nik Color Efex Pro tonal contrast to enhance details in the chair.