In this smashingly crazy photo we see a glass full of some sort of anti-freeze go up for a shot I call “Blue Crush.”

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

 

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 105mm f/2.8
f/16
400 ISO

 

Lightroomed

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-lr1-grad-filter

  • Graduated Filter to even out the top

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-lr2-tone

  • Exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, and whites raised
  • Blacks lowered

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-lr3-presence

  • Clarity, vibrance and saturation raised

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-lr4-dehaze

  • Raised dehaze to clear out the glass

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-lr5-s-curve

  • Added an S curve in curves panel

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-lr6-hsl

  • Changes saturation and luminescence in HSL panel

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-lr7-sharp-lens-noise

 

Photoshopped

 

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  • Expanded the canvas

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-ps2-fix

  • Used content aware to fill missing slice
  • Fixed problems with healing brush
  • Brushed over any inconsistencies to even out the background

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-ps3-vignette-box

  • Decided the shape for a vignette

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-ps4-vig-blur-and-op-lowed

  • Blurred the vignette and lowered the opacity

 

2016-07-15-21-26-24-ps5-levels

  • Did a final levels adjustments

 

Final Thoughts

I miss doing shots like this, but I recently cleaned out the studio, and don’t want to, as Chief Brody said in Jaws 2 “GO THREW THAT HELL AGAIN!”

Just when you thought it was OK to go back in the garage!

 

Other Shots

 

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2016-07-15-22-50-09

 

2016-07-15-22-38-17

 

2016-07-15-22-32-15

 

2016-07-15-21-28-50

 

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