Bel Air Glamor

Glamour Glow Special

Glamor Glow Special

One of the effects of HDR photography is also to bring out textures and color in a very realistic way.

I took this photo and had some fun with it in HDR Efex Pro 2, then ran it through Color Efex 4.  Sharpened to taste and called it a day.

RC Conception pointed out to us on the second night that the purpose of HDR is to get a good product to finish in post processing.  He found many people shot, process and don’t finish.

It would be like writing the first acts of a play, and then walking away from the final act.

I called this Bel Air Glamor because the Glamor Glow filter seems to be all the rage in many a circle today, and I wanted to try it out for myself.

If you want to see some really extraordinary HDR check out both RC Conception’s website and Jim Begley’s.  Both are true master artists with this technique.

Check them out at http://www.aboutrc.com and http://www.wowphotoshdr.com.

-ehw

-ehw

Mail Time!

Postal Car HDR at Southeastern Railway Museum.

Postal Car HDR at Southeastern Railway Museum.

Day Three at the Old Car City HDR Workshop took us to the Duluth, Georgia Southeastern Railway Museum.  Twenty six photographers danced their way through this car…which except for the cooking cars was the top attraction for the day.

The team was fantastic. During the day talked gear, life, Christ, and how to get shots right in camera.  It was big boy rules, if you wanted help you got it.  If you did not want help you just shot… and shot…and shot again.

This postal car was the first scene one I wanted to process and share.

I’ll write more later.  For now I wanted to let you know to keep His Light shining in your hearts and send it out for all to see.

God Bless.

-ehw

Day One at Old Car City

Desoto puts a twinkle in my eye on Day one of Old Car City...

Desoto puts a twinkle in my eye on Day one of Old Car City…

Heading back into the evening class…put wanted to post something from this morning.  Six miles of trails and seventy years of cars to photograph!  I only covered two small yards so far, and they are full of fun shapes and images just crying to be photographed.  I am of course the only Pentax shooter here!  So my stuff does not get borrowed much for some reason.

Getting ready for critiques tonight and learning from what I’ve done and failed to do…

More tomorrow!

-ehw