Here the Fortress of Solitude explodes, stranding Superman on Earth without the help of the Kryptonian archives.

 

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I tried shots of salt flying on my speaker setup.

 

 

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I then tried dyed sea salt crystals.

But the most interesting photos were a mixing of the two.
Here we try to bring out the best of the explosion that deprived Superman of the last piece of his homeland…

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

Fortress of Solitude Self Destructs

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8
f/25
400 ISO

Lightroomed

 

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  • Cropped into the fortress

 

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  • Lowered exposure
  • Raised contrast
  • Lowered highlights, whites and blacks
  • Raised shadows

 

Fortress of Solitude Self Destructs

  • Raised clarity
  • Lens corrections
  • Sharpened with masking

 

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  • Added a tone curve

 

 

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  • Added a vignette

 

 

Hopefully that “Last Son Of Krypton” will feel better after he orders an enlargement of this for over his fireplace.