Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Island Figure (Sort of)

Another shot from Hunt, Texas. This time the artists inspiration is obviously the ancient figures of Easter Island.

Title: "Easter Island Figure"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom

Post-processing: HDR composite of three exposures (-2, 0, +2) using Photomatix Pro > Photoshop CS3 > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contrast > Hue Saturation Adjustment Layer to bump up saturation a bit > Nik Viveza plugin to increase brightness on the stone figure head > Topaz Adjust plugin "DeNoise" to remove noise


Larry J. Patrick said...

Good shot of the statue, but I think that the background mind make you think: "This might not be Easter Island."

Good work.

Larry said...

Another nice faux exotic location shot. I don't mind that it doesn't look like the real location. Who wouldn't rather be in Texas anyway!

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick and Larry!

I guess every time someone in Texas replicates an attraction from some other part of the world there is less reason to ever leave the Lone Star State! :-)