Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Old Veteran in Color

Old Veteran in Color - Alpa STC, IQ180, 32 HR, ~f/8, ISO 32
Old Veteran Cypress in Point Lobos is over a thousand years old and is one of the landmarks in the state park.  The image is a bit overdone since there aren't too many different perspectives and lighting is usually a challenge.  This was only my second time photographing this tree (the first time was last year) so I went ahead and made some images anyway.  Up until this point I had made images exclusively with the  90mm lens and I was itching to try out my new Rodenstock 32mm lens.  I knew I would crop the image in post (there is a bunch of stuff at the edges of the frame that was uninteresting) so made the original capture with this in mind.  I also used Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 for this image since it was shot backlit and HDR was needed.
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