Seymour Mountain by Vick Sahota Via Flickr: Website | G+ | Facebook | 500px | Instagram | Tumblr | Twitter
This photo was taken at Seymour Mountain on January, 1 2013 making it my first shot of 2013. I have been wanting to go to Seymour Mountain during the Winter for a while now and I finally got the chance to go. The scenery was spectacular and just the way the snow coated the trees was very visually appealing. This is an HDR photo that was made with 5 different exposures which were taken at -1, 0, 1, 2, 3. 2012 was a very good year of photos for me and I would say that it was the year that I really got into photography and truly experimented with HDR processing with my DSLR. Here’s to another great year of photos!
Here’s the Original
How it was processed:
1. Imported into camera raw to removed the Chromatic Aberations and vignetting and then exported as Tiffs.
2. Tonemapped with photomatix.
3. I imported into photoshop where I masked out parts of the original exposures to correct some blown out highlights and fixed up the snow a bit. After that I used Topaz denoise to remove some noise in the photo. I then added a new layer with a slight Gaussian Blur and set that layer to Overlay which gave it a bit of contrast and glow. I didn’t feel like using a lot of adjustment layers this time so I did most of the editing in Topaz Adjust where I added some contrast, added some detail and increased the saturation. Once that was done I used one curves adjustment layer to brighten the image. I then finished with my watermark.
4. I then imported it into lightroom where I added some clarity, vibrance, selectively adjusted the saturation for some colors, added some sharpening and finished with a slight vignette.
Taken with a Canon T3i + Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6mm lens.