Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bandera Parking Lot

Another shot from Bandera, Texas taken weekend before last. Create your own caption about horsepower! :-)

Title: "Bandera Parking Lot"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Topaz Adjust plugin "Dramatic" preset> Duplicate Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Vibrance" preset > Virtual Photographer plugin "Sepia" preset @ 42% opacity > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contast > Merge Visible to New Layer > Nik Viveza plugin to add local brightness to shadow areas > Duplicate layer > High Pass Sharpening in Hard Light blending mode > Merge Visible to New Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette


Larry J. Patrick said...

I really like the contrast between the horse and the motorcycles; it pushes the photo to the next level. Good post processing.

Brian Bastinelli said...

Very cool shot here Barry.
Looks like my kind of town.
Nice work!


Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick and Brian!

We were only in Bandera for about 30 minutes! I can't wait till we make a return trip and have more time there!


Larry said...

Must be one of the new 1 horsepower Mustangs with four-on-the-floor I've been hearing about.

Great shot! Normally I would see this shot and think you'd only get it by staging it.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

I had the same kind of feeling when the scene unfolded in front of me. Apparently this is not an uncommon site in Bandera though!