Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I took three handheld exposures of these chimes at Maas Nursery in Seabrook two weekends ago in order to use the shots to build a High Dynamic Range file with Photomatix. Unfortunately I shook the camera too much during the exposures for the HDR conversion to work. So I had some work to do to get the photo into a presentable form as lighting conditions were fairly harsh. Anyway...I hope you like the results!

Title: "Chimes"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background Layer > High Pass Sharpening in Hard Light blending mode > Merge Visible to New Layer > Red Paw Media Bleach Bypass plugin with mask to limit the effect to the background (trying to get seperation between the background and the chimes) > Merge Visible to new Layer > Dodge Shadows on chimes (left side was originally completely in shadows) > Duplicate Layer > Topaz Adjust "Spicify" preset > Duplicate Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette


Anonymous said...

Hello Barry,

Your MIL has put me onto your blog and I have been ejoying your photography immensely. This morning I took the time to browse through just about all of the pictures. I can certainly see why you won awards for the red strand building. The whole thing is so appealing but I especially like the reflections in the glass. Another shot that really caught my eye was the one of snow around a pond. Again, I thought the reflections really enhanced it.Well, I could go on and on but words are inadequate. You have a great gift and I am glad that Janice shared it with me.

Glenda in California

Barry Armer said...

Thank you Glenda! I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement!

The two shots you specifically mentioned are favorites of mine as well.

Come back and visit my blog anytime! :-)