HDR – Looking Down at The Fort

Last week, we saw a view of the stairs in this photo from a more abstract perspective. This again is Fort Macon and today I’m showing you what it looks like at the top of the steps with this HDR image. I was really drawn to the multitude of angles, vertical, horizontal, diagonal and the curve just below left center.

Processing: Seven shots from -3 to +3 ev loaded into Nik HDR Efex Pro from Adobe Bridge and processed to balance the highlights with shadows. I prefer to not see total black or white in color since our eyes don’t usually see that in nature. I used selective Control Points to add structure.  In Photoshop, I did my usually Exposure, Hue/Saturation, Curves and High Pass filter routine to “polish and sharpen” the final image.

Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70 f/2.8 lens set to f/13, ISO 800.Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.

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10 thoughts on “HDR – Looking Down at The Fort

  1. Curt Fleenor

    Seeing the number of shots and the different compositions you brought back from Fort Macon makes me realize how much I missed while there! It’s also refreshing to see someone else’s view of a location. Nice work Mark!

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