Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012, Day 33 - Stormy skies

I was watching a live hangout with Nicole Young, Brian Matiash, Dave Veffer and James Brandon this evening as they talked about various aspects of photography ranging from composition to post-processing.  At one point there was a little black and white processing in Nik's Silver Efex and I watched as over a dozen different control points were dropped.  I have to admit that I was multi-tasking and only half paying attention but as I sat down to process this panorama composed of seven shots taken in the portrait orientation I decided to take inspiration from the hangout and processed it in black and white.

My goal was to simulate, in part, infrared film so the sky was made dramatically dark and the contrast was boosted pretty high.  The result is that all the little trails in the hills are highlighted which in turn gives a sense of scale to the scene.  I like it, it's pretty and grumpy just like me.

Canon 1Ds Mark II, Canon 70-200/f2.8L IS Mark II
70mm, f8, 1/320 sec @100 ISO

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