Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mean Cat!

This is a photo I took last weekend in Seabrook. Every time I go there I see damage from Hurricane Ike I hadn't seen before!

Title: "Mean Cat"

Here is an enlargement of my favorite part of the above photo:

Title: "Mean Cat - Details"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix HDR from three handheld exposures (-2, 0, +2) > Photoshop CS3 > Curves Adjustment Layer for overall contast enhancement > Levels Adjustment Layer to set a black point > Merge Visible to New Layer > Topaz Adjust pluding "Dramatic" preset > Duplicate Layer > Topaz Adjust pluding "Simplify" preset with mask to only effect the sky > Merge Visible to New Layer > Spot Healing to remove some spots in the sky caused by dust on my camera's sensor > Brightness / Contrast Adjustment Layer to brighten the image a little > Merge Visible to New Layer > New Blank layer used in Multiply blending mode and a black paintbrush to add a custom vignette and shading


Anonymous said...

Now you are really making me feel bad Barry. I too, have seen this multiple times driving through this section of town. I haven't snapped the shutter yet to capture this point in time.

The owners may be able to laugh about it one day. They appear to have a sense of humor after receiving so much damage from Hurricane Ike.

Good job on making such a visual statement with your photography.


Barry Armer said...

Thanks Doug! Glad you like it!

I hope the owners have a great sense of humor and lots of the right kinds of insurance coverage!