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 I 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 )Do not forget that my FREE Lightroom Preset Collection is always free for all subscribers to my newsletter.