Saturday, January 17, 2009

Not Kansas!

My brother Larry and I went back down to the Kemah / Seabrook area today to see what photographic opportunities presented themselves. Larry spotted this house which had been destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Amazingly, as we have seen in many other instances, the owners sense of humor obviously survived.

Title: "Not Kansas"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Combined three exposures (-2,0,+2 from tripod) with Photomatix HDR software > Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Simplify" preset > Duplicate Backbround layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Psychedelic" preset at @43% opacity > Add mask to "Simplify" layer to allow the "Psychedelic" layer to be revealed on the front of the house and yard only > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contrast > Levels Adjustment Layer to set black and white points > Merge Visible to New Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette

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