Three Gossips … take two!

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:21+00:00 April 27th, 2010|5 Comments

Canon 7D, Canon 24-105 ƒ/4L IS lens, HDR (1/200, 1/50, 1/13 sec) at f/11, ISO 100

I posted this same image on my blog last week after doing a quick edit on it in Lightroom and Silver Efex Pro (here’s a link to that image). My laptop won’t really calibrate too well so the original edit it didn’t look like I wanted it to, and I also shot it to make it into an HDR. So last night I sat down and re-edited the image. I did “over process” it a little bit, but I wanted it to be bold and dramatic. I even like the effect of the haloing over the top of the Three Gossips … normally that’s a huge “no-no” for me, but something about it that just works for this scene.

The processing I used was basic white-balance adjustments in Lightroom, then I brought the three images into Photomatix Pro to for HDR. After that I used Silver Efex Pro to add a nice B&W effect.

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  1. Carlo A. Balistrieri April 27, 2010 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Love the rework Nicole…well done.

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  3. Shree April 28, 2010 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Fabulous. I happened to visit the 3 gossips last year. You’ve really captured them well :)

  4. Mircea RUBA April 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Very nice work! BW HDR seems to be the perfect approach for this image.

  5. Nate April 30, 2010 at 11:33 am - Reply

    The original is vastly superior to this IMO.

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