Dave Morrow Photography: Moody Blues - Selfoss, Iceland

Friday, September 6, 2013

Moody Blues - Selfoss, Iceland

Has anyone read the book "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac? It's one of my personal favorites, almost a travel bible of sorts. Last night we watched the movie On the Road and it was no where near as good, but hey, books are usually better anyway right? Currently I'm reading two new "Nook Books" which are pretty good. The first is ISLAND by Aldus Huxley & the second is a Wise Man's Fear which is almost done, both are good so far if you're into reading and all that good stuff:)

Fingers crossed for clear weather, it's time for another star photography weekend!

The Shot
The latest Iceland trip was amazing, but it takes at least two trips to get a feel for the place and find out which locations you would actually like to shoot. This being my second I was much more at home. The endless beauty makes it hard not to constantly pull over to the side of the road and take pictures, but over time you will learn to hold back. We arrived at Selfoss very early one morning and hiked out to the falls. It's really hard to get a feel for how tall this thing is from a picture but the internet told me it's at least 40 ft high.

Post Processing Info ( Grab some discount codes to the programs below at bottom of About Me Page )
Processing Time: 45 Min
Drink: 14 Hands Wine / Hot to Trot ( Yeah I'm classy ;))

  1. (2) Exposures, one for the silky smooth water and another for the rocks & sky.
  2. Adjust WB & fine tune in Lightroom 4
  3. Export to (2) TIFF files ( yes I'm trying TIFF )
Photoshop CS6
  1. Apply Tony Kuypers Luminosity Masking Actions & Techniques using channels to selectively blend the two files into one well exposed file.
  2. Add some color & apply color balance using OnOne Perfect Photo Suite
  3. Selectively adjust contrast and vibrance using luminosity masks.
  4. Top secret cloud movement tricks...
  5. Nik Output Sharpener applied selectively along w Nik Define for noise reduction.
  6. Apply slight vignette with Nik Color Efex Pro 4, Darken / Lighten Center preset.
  7. Use spot brush to remove sensor dirt and fix up a few messy spots.
  8. Final touches using hand brushed masks and curves.
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