As they say, all good things must come to an end. I’ll be back to Fort Macon. But for now, it’s time to go on to other HDR opportunities. But that’s tomorrow. This is the entrance/exit to the fort with a modern walkway leading to the interior.
I decided to eliminate most of the sky in this seven exposure image since it was just a big blue expanse on that day. And, as you can see, this shot was taken in the mid-day sun. So, this is all about tone and texture, lines and curves.
Processing: This shot was processed as the others in this series. Multiple Control Points were used in Nik HDR Efex Pro to add structure to specific areas and bring out more of the old, faded paint texture. I used Adobe Photoshop for Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights to balance the tones. I also made color adjustments using Hue/Saturation. This image had quite a bit of distortion which seemed to distract from the realism a bit too much. So, I used Filter > Distort > Lens Correction with Transform/Vertical Correction to straighten the vertical lines.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70 f/2.8 lens set to f/13, ISO 800.Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.