Here the Fortress of Solitude explodes, stranding Superman on Earth without the help of the Kryptonian archives.
I tried shots of salt flying on my speaker setup.
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…
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Nikon 105 mm f/2.8
- Cropped into the fortress
- Lowered exposure
- Raised contrast
- Lowered highlights, whites and blacks
- Raised shadows
- Raised clarity
- Lens corrections
- Sharpened with masking
- Added a tone curve
- Added a vignette
Hopefully that “Last Son Of Krypton” will feel better after he orders an enlargement of this for over his fireplace.