I photographed a “Smattering of Fall Color” today, while managing to not break my neck whilst skirting giant boulders and more importantly, managed to not break any equipment…

I used a 10 stop ND for this shot, which is probably why its so underexposed. I should have done a “Long Exposure HDR” shot with my Triggertrap. Three shots two stops apart with the middle exposure at 4 minutes, it takes 15  minutes to take 3 photos. I guess if I was a thinking man I could have upped the ISO and/or aperture.

At least no one walked through my shot this time.

 

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

Smattering of Fall Color

EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 24-70 F/2.8
24mm
f/16
180s
100 ISO
10 Stop ND

 

Lightroomed

 

Smattering of Fall Color

  • Exposure, contrast, shadows and whites raised
  • Highlights and blacks lowered

 

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  • Clarity, vibrance and saturation raised

 

Smattering of Fall Color

  • Tone curve

 

Smattering of Fall Color

  • HSL hues changed

 

Smattering of Fall Color

  • Sharpening raised with masking
  • Lens corrections

 

Smattering of Fall Color

  • Vignette added

 

Photoshopped

Smattering of Fall Color

  • Fixed anything I didn’t like, like the rope, and the wet streak on the front rock

 

I think this shot works OK, but only because of the few red leaves that I threw around and the motion of the water.
Long exposure photos get an extra bump in interest because its not something you can see in real life.

 

Other Shots That Day…

 

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