Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tropical Island

Here is a picture from this year's first photo tour. It's the view of Dubai Marina and the Tallest Block from a tropical island somewhere in the infinite vastness of Interchange No. 5

20mm, f13, 30s, ISO 200


Steps of post-processing the RAW format image:

Lightroom

  • Temperature: 2200K
  • Tint: -2
  • Exposure: 0,00
  • Recovery: 70
  • Fill Lights: 0
  • Blacks: 6
  • Brightness: +50
  • Contrast: +35
  • Clarity: +35
  • Vibrance: +15
  • Saturation: 0
  • Export to Photoshop
Photoshop
  • Apply Healing Brush (removal of lens flares and dust)
  • Smart Sharpen Filter (Amount: 40%, Radius 1.3px)
  • Save as TIF
CaptureNX2
  • Apply U-Point to the street lights (Brightness: -30)
  • Convert to sRGB with perception based rendering intent
  • Save as JPG
Photoshop
  • Insert watermark
  • Save as JPG
Cheers,
Sebastian

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