Wednesday, December 8, 2010

HDR in Socorro, NM - Maximize your opportunities with a great subject!

I just finished up teaching at Naturescapes with Greg Downing and Tim Grey in beautiful Bosque del Apache in New Mexico. We stayed in a cool little city called Socorro that has a couple of interesting places to photograph -- especially in HDR!  This ended up to be one of the locations that I took my HDR workshop photographers to. We had a lot of fun exploring this colorfully painted and aged-to-perfection caboose. We photographed from the wide view, to the details and came away with a lot of interesting and creative interpretations of this location, including really fun fisheye views. One of the participants had a tilt shift lens which worked beautifully with the uneven terrain around the caboose. It was great to see what everyone came up with! Our HDR workshop segued into a twilight workshop with a vivid blue sky and twinkling lights of of the downtown historic area. We finished the evening with a wonderful dinner among friends!

This HDR image was processed using Nik HDR Efex Pro, the new kid on the block for HDR that is a hit with the Naturescapes group!  You can use code DSANDIDGE for everything Nik! Put Naturescapes on your workshop must attend list and have fun shooting! ~ Deb