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Snow Ride on Saint-Paul Street in Old Montreal
My original plan was to post new photo which reflects 2014 holiday season but it was not easy to do. Here in Montreal, we were on track to have amazing white holidays but heavy rain melted all snow just hours before Christmas. Now, the winter is back with the very cold temperature but there is still no snow. It does not look pretty.
This photo I took a few years back in the heart of Old Montreal on Saint-Paul street. I processed it for HDR using Photoshop HDR Pro with the goal to achieve natural looking image.
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: HDR Processed in Photoshop HDR Pro
Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photoshop HDR Pro
Photoshop: 3 exposures ( -1, 0, +1) were used to tone map image, 32-bit tiff image was saved to Lightroom (check my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow“)
Lightroom: straightening, perspective correction, contrast, color correction, export as PSD image
Photoshop: cleaning, noise reduction, sharpening.
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise.
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors.