Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Single exposure HDR processing with Nik HDR Efex Pro... Fall in Central Park

Single exposure HDR processing through Nik HDR Efex Pro worked beautifully for this photo that I took in New York City's Central Park last week after PhotoPlus Expo. Fall color was just beginning to pop out and air had a wonderful crisp feel. To emphasize the wonderful colors and textures in this photo, I used Nik HDR Efex Pro and chose Vibrant Details and Color as the preset to start with, fine tuning the sliders to create an artistic look. A subtle texture layer was added to the HDR image for more warmth and depth in the sky area. To use Nik HDR Efex Pro with a single image, from the Photoshop Menu choose Image>Mode>32 Bits/Channel. This will allow you to choose Nik HDR Efex Pro from Filters and process as a single image HDR. How cool is that?  Have fun shooting! ~ Deb