Sailing Back Home (Montreal)

I took this photo a few years back when I just bought new camera Canon 60D. I was so excited about much-improved image quality and I was taking a ton of photos every day trying to learn new body and its functionality.

It was the end of summer in Montreal and for a couple of weeks, we had some amazing and dramatic cloud formations. It would change from day to day but the sky was always crystal clear with no haze and clouds were magnificent.

It was an interesting challenge to keep finding new vantage points to take advantage of natural phenomena. To capture this shot I walked all the way to the very end of King Edward Pier in Old Montreal and from the upper level of the pier, I could compose a wide shot of Old Montreal with amazing clouds above it.

Travel Photography Blog - Montreal. Old Port
Montreal. Old Port
Loc: 45.50549, -73.54751

Originally this photo was not intended for HDR Photography processing since I was not doing lots of HDR back then. I took 3 bracketed shots just trying to familiarize myself with the functionality of my new camera. Years later I was able to take 3 old bracketed shots and process them for HDR in Photomatix.

Deconstructing Featured Photo

Travel Photography Blog: 3 Bracketed Shots ( -1; 0; +1)

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm
Focal Length: 17mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Bracketing: 3 shots ( -1, 0, +1 )
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442  (check my FEISOL Tournament CT-3442 Review )
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D

Processing: HDR Processed in Photomatix

Lightroom: import, tagging, export to Photomatix
Photomatix: I used 3  images to tone map image ( -1, 0, +1), 16-bit tiff image was exported to Lightroom. (Tutorial: Complete HDR Workflow).
Lightroom: straightening, Split Toning to give photo “cross processing look”, cropping, export as PSD image.
Photoshop:  cleaning, contrast
Photoshop Plugins:

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.

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