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.
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Nikon 24-70 F/2.8
10 Stop ND
- Exposure, contrast, shadows and whites raised
- Highlights and blacks lowered
- Clarity, vibrance and saturation raised
- Tone curve
- HSL hues changed
- Sharpening raised with masking
- Lens corrections
- Vignette added
- 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…