Monday, May 4, 2009

VFD Fish Fry

Taken this past Saturday at the Spicewood, TX Volunteer Fire Department fish fry. Rather that go out to eat at a restaurant on Saturday night we chose to attend this event because the cause was worthy and because you can almost always count on great food at these type of community events. It was fun to hang out with the locals and the food didn't disappoint.

Title: "VFD Fish Fry"

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

Post-processing: Created HDR from 3 handheld exposures (-2,0,+2) using Photomatix Pro > Photoshop CS3 > Levels Adjustment layer to set Black, Grey, and White point @71% opacity > Curves Adjustment Layer to improve overall contrast > Merge Visible to New Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Clarify" preset @ 88% opacity > Merge Visible to New Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette


Larry J. Patrick said...

I guess that my invitation got "lost in the mail". Or did the dog eat it?

I'm with you. I love attending local events. Looks like a really cool place. Nice shot. You really captured the spirit of the event.

Larry said...

Good job handling the lighting and like the motion blur of the moving people. Good colors too, overall very nice.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick and Larry!

I like the red wall in the back. It's appropriate for a fire station but also a little unexpected in an industrial building to my way of thinking.