Sarah, Olivia and I spent most of a morning here exploring an incredible farmers market and lots of great shops. We picked up lunch at one of the small cafes and ate on the back deck overlooking the ferryboats coming and going.
I took this shot seconds before a security guard chased me away because I was using a tripod :-)
On my recent trip to Pasadena, I discovered that it is a city rich with architectural beauty. City Hall was only three blocks from my hotel and was a favorite subject on my visit. This image was made just before sunrise while the interior lights were still on in the open-air central hallway.
Several days ago, RC Concepcion posted a series of bracketed shots from his recent trip to Bodie for anyone to process. His finished image and source files are available on his site ( www.aboutrc.com )
Ansel Adams wrote extensively about previsualization. He defined it as “the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure”. When you process images by another photographer you don’t know exactly what they were anticipating. Since you only get part of the story, it is a fun exercise to craft an image from the part of the story that you know.
RC plans on scheduling a hangout on Google Plus to give us the rest of the story and talk about processing in the near future.
I processed this image by manually blending two exposures in Photoshop. I used Topaz Adjust, Topaz Detail, Noiseware and Nik Viveza for final adjustments. I also used a dodge/burn layer to create a vignette and direction within the image.