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POTD: Deserted

Abandoned car near Nelson, Nevada, USA.
Abandoned car near Nelson, Nevada, USA.

This old car is one of many relics near Nelson, Nevada. I captured this image using a digital infrared camera. The bright foliage and orange sky is a result of the 590nm infrared capture. If you have an old DSLR or point and shoot digital camera lying around, you can have it converted to capture infrared light and have a new creative tool. Check out the reader discount page for special offers on digital infrared conversion from Life Pixel Infrared.

 

POTD: Approaching Storm

Approaching storm at the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Bill Baggs State Park, FL
Approaching storm at the Cape Florida Lighthouse, Bill Baggs State Park, FL (Click to enlarge)

Last week we took the workshop group to Key Biscayne, Florida to photograph the Cape Florida lighthouse. We had about 20 minutes to work with before a nasty thunderstorm rolled in.

Tech Specs

Nikon D810 with 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 AFS G VR zoom Nikkor lens
1/100s f/11 ISO 64

Processed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop using Silver Efex Pro 2 and Color Efex Pro 4.

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That moment it hits you

"The moment it hits you" Sunrise over Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
“The moment it hits you”
Sunrise over Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

I’ve been re-working some of my HDR shots using Lightroom CC because it really does a great job of keeping things natural. Here’s a shot from my Badlands trip in 2012 that I reworked.

I first used the HDR Merge feature in Lightroom CC, which produced an HDR RAW image (DNG). I was able to do a lot of adjustments in LR CC on that image, which I then sent to Photoshop CC, where I applied Color Efex Pro 4 and cleaned up some dust. I then returned the image to LR for the final tweaks and sharpening. The whole process took less than ten minutes.

Get my complete Lightroom HDR tutorial video here!