Another shot taken at Wind and Sea Beach. It is possible to take multi shot HDR’s with people in them. You can either layer a single file to the HDR and mask in the person without movement. Or you can yell “hold still for a minute.” That’s what I did this time.
I had two really good beach days last weekend. I’ve been showing photos from Sunday in Ocean Beach, but I also loved Wind and Sea Beach in Bird Rock.
I’ve been in San Diego for a long time now. How the heck did I never go to Bird Rock (Wind And Sea Beach)? Beautiful place, and the weather there was great. Right after a downpour.
Photo tip. Did a 3 shot HDR. To correct for the moving bird, I took the darkest shot and added it as a layer. Then Idid a mask to bring back the bird from that shot only.
I’ve been showing off recent work with Plug Ins. Last weekend I took some IR photos at the Cabrillo Monument tide pools. One thing I’ve found with IR is that they are really good candidates for Black & White. I converted this photo to B&W using Nik Silver Effects Pro – a really amazing plug in.
On Saturday we went up to Julian and decided to Hike the old Banner Grade. Along the way, there was a car crashed over the side. I’ll bet it’s from the 40’s. I wish I’d had a rope to do some close ups. After a mile or so, there is an abandoned gold mine. What’s left of the mine is interesting. Again it was hard to get real close, because most of it is over a ledge.
For this shot I did an HDR in Photomatix, then tweaked the colors slightly in Nik Viveza, then went into OnOne Photo Tools. After that I sharpened it with Topaz Detail.