I keep having fun with my old photographs. I took the featured photo almost seven years ago in Forillon National Park in Atlantic Canada. This is one of my favorite trails in the park with the wide open views on Gaspe Bay from where you can observe five different types of whales entering the bay from the ocean.
Many things have changed over the last seven years. I have learned a lot about photography and as the result my personal style changed. Also, I completely changed the way I edit my photographs by incorporating HDR processing and some new plugins. By re-processing and re-editing my old photos, helps me to revive and align them with my current style and standards.
Shooting & Processing
That day I went hiking light without a tripod or spare lens. I took 3 bracketed shots handheld which allowed me to process them for HDR using Photoshop HDR Pro (see my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow”).
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: HDR Processed in Photoshop HDR Pro
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photoshop HDR Pro
Photoshop: 3 exposures ( -1, 0, +1) used to tone map image, 32-bit tiff image was saved to Lightroom (see my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow”)
Lightroom: straightening, Natural present from my Landscapes Collection, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, color correction.
- Topaz DeNoise helped to eliminate noise (sky, water)
- Topaz Detail was used to enhance details in foreground elements.