"The Watchman"

Picture by steve_zasadny

  • Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, Springdale, UT, USA

  • 680
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  • May 11, 2019
  • Picture of the day
  • Canon 1D MK IV
  • 16-35
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -3-2-1 0 +1+2+3
  • Editing Software Photomatix Pro / Photoshop CC / Topaz Studio / Other
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes


11 May 03:24

"The Watchman" Another composition of a similar image I posted over a week ago. A complete reprocessing of a June , 2013 image. It started as a 7 shot hDR with a 16.1 Mb crop sensor. It was further cropped to about 75-80% of the original for purposes of composition. It was first merged in Photomatix Pro to a 32 bit radiance image and preprocessed on Adobe CC until it was converted to a 16 bit Tiff file. It was then processed with multiple layer adjustments using masks and blending brushes until the image was completed before any detailing or sharpening. I added a few layer adjustments with some of the contrasting tools in On1.At this point I wanted to experiment with some of the Ai tools. I put it in Gigapixel X4, resized down to the native then did another Gigapixel application X2 and again resized down. Honestly the detail ( not sharpness ) was better than some of the images that I have taken with the Canon 5D S R at 50.6 megapixels. I finished with a run through of Ai sharpening and was surprised that it just hit the areas that needed it. I doubt that the resizing for the internet will show the resolution and detail, but the process is certainly worthy of experimentation/

11 May 04:27

Steve, your photo is perfect in all senses! Great shot! Like the 3D effect.

11 May 04:59

@jorgehdrbrazil Thanks Jorge, I had a lot of fun experimenting with this one!

11 May 08:36

Just marvellous!

11 May 12:52

HDR at it's BEST. It blows me away that you can manipulate this image into so many programs back and forth and not lose the integrity of the image and at the same time make it better. I envy your expertise. FaveD!

11 May 16:40

Great image Steve, a lot of work put into this image just a shame on the blown highlights in the sky & sensor dust.....

11 May 18:24

Just saw those flaws. Never should have gotten past “quality control”?. Will fix ‘em. Thanks for pointing it out. Ed had a couple of good tips too on email. @inkslinger_ii

12 May 14:37

Congrats on POTD.

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