So my crazy weekend is over, 4 night of taking photos at parties and also some during the day :) Haven’t slept much, but I need to quickly get back to my normal routine, so how about to start today. So as always, a new process post today for you.

Let’s first look at the final photo, and the starting exposure.

Waves in LucerneFinished photo
Waves in LucerneOriginal exposure

As always I loaded all the exposures into Lightroom, where I corrected the horizon, white balance and also chromatic aberrations. From there I exported all the files and loaded them in Oloneo Photoengine. I changes the strength and the contrast to get a blend I wanted and continued in Photoshop.

Waves in LucerneAll exposures
Waves in LucerneLightroom twaks

I loaded all the exposures in Photoshop and did the following edits (layers numbered from bottom up):
1. Oloneo Photoengine result
2. I created a second result in Oloneo Photoengine, a brighter one. Here I used a lights luminosity mask to brighten all the white parts of the water.
3. Original exposure, to correct the moving people on the bridge
4. Brushed out the railing as it didn’t fit the composition I wanted.
5. Color Effex polarization, to bring more blue into the sky
6. Color Effex Pro contrast to get more detail
7. I added more overall saturation here, as I felt there is not that much color in the photos
8. Nik Dfine to remove noise
9. Brightened the bottom right corner, as it looked too dark
10. Little bit of overall contrast

Waves in LucerneOloneo Photoengine
Waves in LucernePhotoshop

And that’s all what I did with this photo :)

Capturing multiple brackets

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Those of you who follow me on my personal FB profile, already seen a ton of new photos from the Bratislava Sensual dance festival, and I continue to be crazy busy. So today, again nothing new here, but I’m reposting one of my older videos, who some of you may have not seen yet :)

Short video tutorial

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As I mentioned yesterday, I’m crazy busy today, and so have absolutely no time. So for today, I’m only reposting this short video I did on one way to use luminosity masks.

You can also download the PSD of the final file that you can see in the video from Dropbox here.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and don’t forget to switch the video to 720p :)

For more videos from me, check out my Video tutorial series Master exposure blending here:
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A busy weekend ahead

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I have no idea where I will find time to post anything to the blog this next weekend. For the next two days I’m taking photos at the Bratislava Sensual Dance festival, and it will be a lot of work and a lot of photos. Even yesterday I got home only at 3am, as I was taking photos at the Pre-party, and I see it today that I wont get home before 4 :) But still, it’s a lot of fun with great people, so I’m looking forward to it :)

And here are few photos from last years festival. There was a nautical theme that year, and I think it’s cops this one. Will be fun :)

Festival

Golden bridge

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Bad backlight

Bad luck

So I had no real luck with the new monitor, and I’m having it replaced tomorrow. Just after few hours, the backlight bleed became so strong, that it was just no longer acceptable. I really hope the new one will be much better, and defect free.

Golden bridge

I’m so not sure about the contrast and colors of this photo. The new screen is just so different, and has such a higher brightness and contrast compared to the old one, that all just looks strange. I will take a little white to get used to it.

This is a HDR form 4 exposures, taken in Budapest Hungary.
Golden bridge