On Monday I talked about about limits and pushing myself as well as my photographs. Today is a continuation of that theme. I really liked this composition in the Metro by Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. The problem was it processed very poorly in my normal HDR software. I generally use HDRSoft’s Photomatix 4, but the image didn’t look or feel right. Since I am trying to push myself this week I decided to use a piece of software that I almost never use, Nik’s HDR Efex Pro. Perhaps I should give it a second chance more often because the processing came out GREAT!
Soylent Green is People!
I always think the D.C. Metro looks like something out of an 1970’s Sci-Fi movie staring the incomparable Charlton Heston. Given that visual as a starting point, I decided to push my processing both in terms of colorization as well as very heavy grain.