Another “fall foliage” photo from Montreal. This time I was walking around in Old Port, enjoying warm afternoon. I did not have my usual dslr photo gear with me, all I had is my point-and-shoot Lumix LX-7 in my pocket. Normally, when I go for photo hunting without any planning, I am a happy person if by the end of the day I have one or two “keepers”. The day I took this photo was different. I had at least 8-10 quality photos I was not embarrassed to display in my portfolio and all of them were shot with point-and-shoot. You never know.
I took this photo almost from the same spot as the photo I featured in my older blog post Boardwalk to Clock Tower, different time of year and different processing made the final photos completely unlike.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Camera: Lumix LX-7
Focal Length: 6.9mm
Bracketing: 3 shots (-2; 0; +2)
Processing: HDR Processed in Photoshop HDR Pro
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photoshop HDR Pro
Photoshop: 3 exposures ( -2, 0, +2) were used to tone map image, 32-bit tiff image was saved to Lightroom (check my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow“)
Lightroom: straightening, cropping, export as PSD image
Photoshop: I did not have to do much in Photoshop, just simple cleaning. At the same time I had to apply very aggressive noise reduction settings because small point-and-shoot camera sensor produced plenty of noise.
– Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, clouds, water )Archiving: I save all my photos as JPEG (quality: 100%) at full resolution and with the help of the Lightroom plugin, I synchronized them with my portfolio on SmugMug for safekeeping, sharing, image hosting and online sales. Do not forget that my FREE Lightroom Preset Collection is always free for all subscribers to my newsletter.