Challenge: 1-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Lake Taupo
Date: Mar 20, 2009
Shutter: 1 sec
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2009
|Hurrah for tripods.
A 6.0 is coming my way.
Single exposure taken with the tripod about 3 feet from the lake shore in the water. This was much fun.
Processing consisted of taking a single exposure and exposing it once for the sky and another for the foreground in Lightroom. I got the 2 pics, then put a gradient layer-mask to get a smooth blend between the two pics.
I played with the levels a little bit, did a gradient map in soft light for the colouring to heat it up a touch. Dodge and burn on the clouds, water, rock and reflections in seperate stages.
I debated smoothing the water with Noise Ninja (or equivalent) but didn't like the smooth, glassy look for this pic as I think it looks mroe together (with the roiling clouds) looking tumultuous and turbulent.
And yes, this is very similar to my 'Eventide' pic, but I like these rocks, and that sky, and that lake, and hey, this is a different rock, so there.
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