As we head into the fall season, the colors are starting to change and provide a warm, relaxing view of nature. Though this HDR image was shot at the beginning of summer, I decided to give it an early fall look using the Adobe Photoshop Photo Filter. Warming Filter(LBA) set at 25% gives enough warmth to change the season.
Processing: I used nine exposures from -2 to +2 ev at .5 ev spacing. In Nik HDR Efex Pro, I used Control Points to selectively maximize Structure and tonal variations. With Adobe Photoshop, I balanced the colors with Hue/Saturation, added contrast with Curves and used Unsharp Mask for sharpening. I added another layer and painted selective areas to balance tones and lighten the path. With a final layer I applied Photo Filter and adjusted the fill to 60%. Sometimes artistic license can make a big difference.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, 35mm, f/8, ISO 800. Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.