Monday, October 10, 2011

Boat Parking

In order to get this Blog moving I will start with posting a photo I took yesterday at Dubai Marina. It was a wonderfully clear night and also the temperatures here in Dubai are slowly coming down to an acceptable level. It was some amicable 29°C last night. Yay...

The image below was taken with my Nikon D700 and a Nikon 14-24mm f2,8 wideangle lens. What a marvellous piece of glass that is... expensive, but simply perfect quality.

In order to avoid any geometric distortion I pointed the camera straight at the horizon (so that the horizon is in the middle of the picture). I then slightly cropped the upper and the lower parts of the image which gives it this Panorama look.

14mm, f13, 30s, ISO 200

Post-processing included the following steps:

  • Temperature: 2900K
  • Tint: +10
  • Exposure: 0,00
  • Recovery: 40
  • Fill Light: 15
  • Blacks: 6
  • Brightness: 50
  • Contrast: 25
  • Clarity: 25
  • Vibrance: 0
  • Saturation: 0
  • Export to Photoshop
  • Apply Spot Healing Brush
  • Crop Image
  • Apply Smart-Sharpen Filter (Amount 60%, Radius 1,3px)
  • Save as TIF
  • Apply U-point to central part of the image, slightly darken this very light area: Brightness -10
  • Convert to sRGB with perception based rendering intent
  • Save as JPG
  • Insert watermark
  • Save as JPG
May be this gives you some new ideas for your own post-processing. If you have any questions always feel free to ask!


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