Saturday, May 1, 2010
US Supreme Court
Well, this shot, like my US Capitol Art shot was fused in photomatix instead of merged in Photoshop CS4 and tonemapped in Photomatix. I tried doing the merge to HDR and tonemapping, but the clear blue sky just doesn't turn out right when doing that. So, I fused it and then did my Nik Color Efex thing as well as the Noiseware and Nik Sharpener thing. Sometimes the fusing just works better. I'm glad it's an option.
Oh, and one thing I forgot to add, this was taken hand-held. It was 3 raw brackets from -2 to +2 at 2 stop intervals using my handy-dandy 18-105 kit lens. ISO was 200 and aperture was f11. I took this hand-held because I REALLY got tired of lugging the backpack and the tripod around while on our little expeditions. There's got to be a better way, I just don't know what that would be. Maybe a little Rascal scooter or something. Well, maybe not...
Labels: "Washington DC"