Last December I did a field trip in the city to take some night photos along the river. It is a great spot for night photos. Along there in front of the casino are some gas chimneys and at certain times of the night they light up. They do it for a little bit of time, and then stop. I hadn’t set out to take photos of it at the time, but when it happened as I had the tripod set up, I quickly turned the camera around to capture it.
This is the original HDR image I did from the series. I had taken 5 images in a series of bracketed shocks. I did this not long after I started doing HDR’s and before I purchased Photomatix Pro. It has that halo and the colours look fairly unnatural.
After seeing this again, I decided to try doing it again.
I redid the HDR with Photomatix Pro, then I cropped it, I didn’t really like the composition in the top one. Not really sure what I was thinking there. I think the cropped version is better. I also added some blur layers, so the only thing that isn’t blurred is the chimney. I also added some gradient. That was about it. I think the rework works a lot better.
I have to address the awards I’ve been nominated for. I have ignored it for too long. I think awards are great, but they are also time consuming to reciprocate. I have been given quite a number over the last few months and I haven’t reciprocated any of them. I feel bad about this. My blog takes up a lot of my time and I am always planning stuff for you and writing. My husband wants me to get a job, anyway that is another story.
I have decided that from now on, I will include the blog that has nominated me, so they are acknowledged, but I won’t be doing all the other things that are required for the award. I hope this is alright with everyone. I am going to give you the blogs for this week, and from now on, I will put them on if I receive any more. I would like to apologise to everyone who has nominated me previously and I haven’t done this for. I just can’t find all of them. So please accept my apology.
I have four blogs for you to check out today.