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Downtown Leavenworth by Brad Ashbrook

July 2021 - Downtown Leavenworth

July 2021 - Brad Ashbrook


About the Image(s)

This is a composite that was photographed in April while visiting my daughter in Washington State. This is a 5 stop HDR based around a 3.2s exposure at f8, ISO 400 and a negative 1 bracket. The blend was done in Aurora since I didn't have to worry about alignment since this was shot on a tripod. It provided a nice blend but the sky was pretty dismal. So I sky via Photoshop CC sky replacement. I hopefully it shows that I warmed up the mountains a little and add some color to the small reflection.

4 comments posted

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I like the composition and the way it reads with the smaller buildings on the left getting larger and larger.

I like the sky replacement, but the non-sky still looks a tad cool to me.

I would clone out the white car on right and the bottom water too. Since you have some star bursts in the lights I added more. I warmed it up a tad because I thought that the juxtaposition of the cools against your sky and against warmer lights would look good.   Posted: 07/07/2021 14:12:05
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Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Looks good, I guess I should have pushed it further.   Posted: 07/07/2021 15:03:19

Rick Cloran   Rick Cloran
The blend looks even and the composition leads the eye nicely. I feel Lisa's adjustments are pluses, though maybe a little less warmth in the buildings given how deep they are in the valley relative to the sky having an influence. The one thing I do feel I picked up on is that the reflection in the river does not seem to line up with the new sky.   Posted: 07/11/2021 13:03:47

Max Burke   Max Burke
Interesting image of this community after sundown with a nice bend of the river in the composition. The larger building is in a good place and draws attention. The mood with a coming evening works well. Repeating the sky in the river did help in Lisa's rework of the image.   Posted: 07/20/2021 21:28:25


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