Lisa Cuchara  

Fort Furnace by Lisa Cuchara

May 2020 - Fort Furnace

About the Image(s)

Five stop HDR.Tone-mapped in ACR, edited in PS with a touch of Nik.

Interestingly, the main reason why I chose to do HDR was because of a bright gate on one side. I ended up cropping the gate out in post, but the HDR was still good because of the varying dark tones.

4 comments posted

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
You do find some pretty cool old stuff to photograph with lots of texture. Well done as always and the only thing I might do is remove the breaker panel in the rear, just seems out of place. There is also a gray/blueish something about 25% down from the top that could be cloned out.   Posted: 05/15/2020 12:23:57

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
Very nice blend as always. It has the feel of an old, rusted and abandoned piece of equipment. I'm with brad on getting rid of the panel up in the back. Maybe push the contrast in the Midtones a bit more as well? It doesn't feel like we're taking maximum advantage of the tonal range that you have.   Posted: 05/17/2020 18:12:30

Bill Buchanan   Bill Buchanan
After watching your webinar last week I'm looking at everyday objects differently. Although the overall image has made good use of the process I'm seeing a composition in the doors only. I see a couple of eyes and a lot of teeth.

Thanks again for your webinar.   Posted: 05/25/2020 14:42:27

Max Burke   Max Burke
Another of those ancient finds. It appears this location definitely could be benefited by HDR. The image on my screen appears realistic as you found it and I added some contrast and came to the conclusion, based on the subject, you have it looking realistic.   Posted: 05/27/2020 22:50:40


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