Classic photo of Half-Dome… I had to try my hand at it. This is from a bridge across the Merced River, which gives you the perfect image of Half Dome. That day, and every day I was in Yosemite Valley on this trip, there was this heavy ground fog as well. I really like how it made the image come out.
Photo is an HDR from 3 different exposures, all taken with tripod and processed in Photomatix Pro 4. I then did some shifting and cleaning up in Photoshop. I tried a different approach today, usually I remove all the noise and significantly soften the image, but after a Nik Software landscape class this morning, I decided to leave the image with a bit more noise and do more sharpening as well. I have stayed away from sharpening in many of my images and perhaps they have suffered a bit… any thoughts from out there on this conundrum?
I’ll review the Nik class in the near future, but in short, it was a good one!
Oh, black and white because of the Ansel Adams fan in me. I literally can’t see a photo of Half Dome in color, it just doesn’t work for me. I did apply a blue filter to this, to bring out the glow in the white snow. It adds a nice mood, I think.
The other version is a bit more noisy and a bit more contrasty… more of your classic HDR I think… I’ll post it tomorrow, so come back!
This will go to flickr and facebook and my website:
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Love your comments, especially after tomorrows version is posted!