Putting an image together…surprising what comes out compared to what goes in

Richard Charpentier HDR, Off Road Adventures, Photographing Arizona, Photography, Photomatix, Photoshop 1 Comment

Recently I’ve played with creating a few composite images.  It’s been a fun exercise, and I’ve been using Photoshop features that I just don’t regularly use.  Lots of fun!  Today I played with another composite idea.  It isn’t done, but it’s coming along.  Thought you might like to see what went in, and what’s come out so far.  So, with no further chattering, here you go!

The original unedited shot of Renato from a few weeks ago.

The unedited Titan and Airstream from the recent North Rim trip

0EV shot from Tonto Road, shot this past weekend. This image became part of a 3 exposure HDR

There’s the image starting points.  Each image then received edits and were pulled together.  Below you’ll see a few edits, and the final product.  Like I said, the final product isn’t done yet.  I still have to work on the Titan & Airstream’s perspective.  Not quite there, but getting close.  The whole thing was pushed for a high key effect.  Still have that crazy movie in my head……..  and I still haven’t quite gotten the effect down yet.  But I’m working on it!

Topaz Adjust was used for the revised version of the Airstream and Titan. Desaturated a bit too.

Tonto Road once more. HDR, Topaz, and toying with saturation in Lightroom 3

Finally, the image I was working toward. The perspective of the truck and Airstream still need a little work, but I like the direction.

Always learning something new!  It keeps you from getting bored, right?  🙂

So, what went into all of these?  Lightroom 3 adjustments, Photomatix, Photoshop CS4, and Topaz Adjust.  Oh, and Topaz ReMask2.  Almost forgot that one!

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