Today, I’m posting a repeat HDR image from a couple weeks ago. I decided to do a Monochrome Monday version of the Tryon Palace in New Bern North Carolina.
Processing: This image started as nine exposures from -2 to +2 ev at .5 ev intervals. After merging the exposures with Nik HDR Efex Pro for tone mapping, I used Control Points to enhance the Structure in the bricks and ground areas. The skies turned out pretty good and only needed a little work in Adobe Photoshop. I finished the image by using Hue/Saturation to get the colors just right. Then I used Curves to balance the light and dark areas. And finally, High Pass Filter was applied (very lightly) to add more of a crisp look to the overall scene.
After producing the color image, I loaded it into Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 for the monochrome conversion and applied a light sepia tone filter. Back in Photoshop, I burned a very slight dark vignette for a finishing touch.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70mm f/2.8 lens set at 28mm. f/13, ISO 400.