My last in the series of grungy, extreme HDR windows and doors images from Washington, North Carolina. To end the week, and my escape from photographic reality, I decided to give this one more of a cartoony look as you can see in the color version below.
This one is simply a product of overuse of Nik HDR Efex Pro. Gotta just let go sometimes I guess.
This image has been worked for a pretty extreme High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR) effect. And I purposely angled the lines of the windows for a very distorted look. At first glance, it looks like the outer frame lines are not vertical . . . a bit of an optical illusion.
Processing: The five images were loaded into Nik HDR Efex Pro for tone mapping and selective Control Point processing to add some harsh structure to the window details; especially the peeling paint. Then I used Adobe Photoshop for Image > Adjustments > Shadow/Highlights to balance the tones. As with my DeMille windows from earlier this week, I also made color adjustments using Hue/Saturation and loaded the image back into Nik HDR Efex Pro for a more gritty expression.
This monochrome version was done in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 by increasing the contrast intensity.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with AF 50mm f/1.8 D lens set to f/4, ISO 800. Handheld.
This HDR image was taken after the rains that caused this flooding of the Missouri river at St Charles, Missouri this week. It’s been about 20 years since the flooding was this extreme. But for this town, the damage is mainly at the riverfront. This parking lot by the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center was totally flooded.