Autumn Colors in HDR

The weather this time of year in Southeast Texas is perfect, with the daytime highs in the upper 80’s and the nighttime lows in the upper 50’s. The summer humidity is finally gone and the evenings are pleasant and mild. Sometimes I miss the fall colors that I remember from my youth, especially when I start reading posts by Moose Peterson, Laurie Excell, Kevin Dobler or even Joe McNally. Right now, these folks are in Vermont for the fall DLWS event.

So I decided to create some fall colors in another HDR image, this time using Nik’s Color Efex Pro plug-in for Photoshop. I got this idea after reading Josh Bradley’s (Moose’s assistant) new book The Official Nik Software Image Enhancement Guide.

Stone Brewery in Autumn


Stone Brewery in Autumn
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shots taken with a Canon 40D tripod mounted, 17-40mm f/4 L at 35mm, f/22 at ISO 200 on SanDisk digital film. The HDR file was made from three RAW images taken at 1/6th, 1/15th and 1/45th of a second and tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro. It was then exported to Photoshop and enhanced using Color Efex Pro’s “Indian Summer” filter. Click on the image above for a larger version.