Barcelona Harbor Westfield New York

4 05 2010

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield New York

These images are from the same shoot as the previous post. The version with more deal of the lighthouse and harbor at Barcelona in Westfield New York is a HDR image. An HDR image is made up of multiple images of the same subject taken at different exposures and then combined into an image that shows detail in the shadow and highlights that is impossible for the cameras sensor to record on its own in a single exposure. These images are more examples of what I came home with last night. I guess came home with is not quite right because this went into photoshop just like the panoramic image. Combined different images taken at different exposure setting to pull out some of the detail that a back lite image loses. Then there was a graduated black fill added to a separate layer and then the opacity was reduced on this layer to darken the top of the image some.

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Photo panoramic of Barcelona Harbor New York

4 05 2010

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images Photographic Services
Westfield New York
Last night I went to Barcelona Harbor on Lake Erie in Westfield N.Y. Barcelona Harbor and Lighthouse is one of the many jewels on Lake Erie in Chautauqua County New York. The small harbor and lighthouse is a frequent subject of mine because I live about 1.5 miles away and the sunset can be incredible. But this night there wasn’t much of a sunset so I played around a little. I set the exposure of the camera at -2 1/2 stops from what the cameras meter was suggesting as a proper exposure. Also since I was doing a panorama of the scene I had to consider the lower light levels as I rotated the camera around the scene and away from the sun. With the exposure set I rotated the camera around the scene taking a total of 6 images.  Once back a the computer I opened the images in Adobe bridge and then loaded them into photomerge in photoshop and then I let photoshop preform it’s magic. After photoshop did it’s thing I went into the image and cleaned up some of the areas were the multiple images came together. With the image prepared I saved the images as a master file and them flattened a version of it to make some additional changes, with the image flattened I duplicated it onto another layer and then added a levels adjustment mask to this layer and used the levels to lighten the image to get some foreground detail. With the lighter image I added an adjustment mask so that I could paint back in the darker image in the layer below it. Most of the painting was done in the sky area to bring back the better exposure on the original image while leaving the detail in the foreground. I also removed some electrical power lines from the upper left corner of the image.

For not being a very good sunset I think the underexposure and the photoshop tonal control ended up making a nice image.

Camera

Canon 7D with 18-50mm sigma lens

Tripod with cable release

Lens set at about 21mm

Exposure set at ISO 400, F22 @ 1/80 sec

Final image size:

150 megs

71″wide x 12.5″high





Hallway lightpainting update

4 05 2010

Photo by Kurt A. Moore-Moore Images
Westfield New York

This photograph was taking in a condo at a local ski and golf resort here in Chautauqua County in Western New York. The image was taken with a point and shoot camera with built-in flash. After loading the image in photoshop and removing the elements as marked and correcting the perspective I duplicated the layer in Photoshop and them darkened it by about 3 stops and added some diffusion. With a layer mask added I painted out most of this duplicated layer to add some tonal changes and to give the image some sense of depth or dimension that the original image didn’t have straight out of the camera.





Hallway light painting

4 05 2010








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