I have not posted here for over a month. After being with my new employer for a year, I’ve been promoted and things have been more hectic and busy. I’ve managed to get out and shoot a little, but not much time for blog writing. But work/life balance is important to me, and I MUST continue to find time for the things that are therapeutic and enjoyable.
These are photos I took on a day trip to Seattle.
This photo is a true HDR (3 separate exposures combined in software) processed in Aurora HDR Pro. It’s amazing how long I have lived in Western Washington State and all the places I have still never visited, which are not far away. This is Gasworks Park on Lake Union.
From Gasworks Park, the horizon over Lake Union includes the Seattle Space Needle and Downtown buildings.
I really like the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L lens. I was pushing it, hand holding an 88mm shot at 1/90 shutter speed, but thanks to the advanced image stabilization, sharp shot!
Another shot with the 70-300mm L lens, this one from Kerry Park later in the evening. I had to crop out the trees and bushes in the bottom of the frame, which gave it a longer aspect ratio. Times like this I can see the appeal of using a drone to get a little higher and get a better photo than you can from the ground.
I actually took an HDR, 3-shot sequence, but with the Canon 6D, a single shot RAW file (above) turned out better than what I could get with the HDR software. Maybe because I am still learning about how to get the look I’m after out of the software. In any case, I liked the look of the single exposure edited in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.