Tried to take advantage of the rain that has been hitting LA and grab this shot of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. I love this time of year in LA! Its in the 60s and 70s and we get some amazing skies when the rain comes through!
How this shot was made:
Canon 5D mkII, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L II
f11, 16mm, ISO 100
5 Bracketed exposures taken on location, plus several 30sec exposures for car trails that never turned out well.
Basic adjustments in Lightroom 4, before bringing all 10 images into photoshop CS6 for manual exposure blended. Hand blended multiple exposures to achieve final result. 1 for the foreground street, 2 to help recover bright highlights, and a few to help paint out the people walking through the frame.
Final adjustments of, perspective correction, Nik Color Efex pro 4, and Nik pro Sharpener. Final export using LR4.
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With much excitement I’m happy to finally share this BTS video from Jenn and I’s trip to Australia in January 2013.
This video has been a long time coming. Even though I do previz animation for a living I am always surprised at just how long editing a video like this takes to finish. lol (only took me 8 months)
This is more of a home video then anything else but I hope it gives you a little more insight about this fun adventure we were so blessed to take earlier this year.
Shot: On an Iphone 4s by Jennifer Gunther and myself
Edited: in Final cut pro 6
One of the most beautiful hotels Jenn and I have ever been too, the Ahwahnee is truly the crown jewel of the Yosemite National park, apart from the scenery of course! lol
Jenn and I had the opportunity to have dinner in the beautiful Ahwahnee Dining Room while camping in Yosemite in august (after a nice shower of course). The food was amazing and truly a once in a lifetime experience for both of us. I got to say it did feel a little odd having such a nice meal and then heading back to our camp site where there was no running water and pit bathrooms. The contrast was really telling of just how much there is to offer at Yosemite, from very rustic backpacking, to 5 star accommodations.
Yosemite truly is a magical place and I am really happy to know that its back up and running after the government shutdown.
How this shot was made:
Canon 5dmkII, Canon 16-35mm f2.8II
ISO1250, 16mm, f5.6, 10sec
5 exposures taken on location -2,-1,0,+1,+2
Merged together using the Merge to 32bit HDR tiff plugin from Photomatix in LR4. Exported to CS6 for Exposure blending, use of Nik color efex pro4 and other nik plugins to achieve final result. Exported using LR4
On our way up the coast my friend Jon Stoll, Jenn, and I stopped to check out the San Simeon Pier. Its a beautiful little spot just outside the entrance to Hearst Castle. Jon had joined us for the night on his way back to LA and It was fun to have a good friend around. There is never a shortage of good times and laughter when Jon is around!
We had fun just walking around and enjoying the gorgeous blue green water. It was a wonderful afternoon and a wonderful spot!
While on our way up the California coast Jenn and I stopped at Julia Pfeiffer to check out probably one of the most beautiful lagoons in the US.
Like most famous locations, I have seen hundreds of photos of this spot but nothing truly compares to seeing it in person. I still can’t believe how colorful the water was! I would have loved to catch this spot at sunset but the open road was calling and we had to get back on the road. Hopefully I’ll get to come back to this spot someday soon!
How this shot was Made.
Canon 5D mkII, 16-35 f2.8 L II
29mm, f16, 1/4sec, ISO 50
On Location: 5 Bracketed exposures using a singh ray neutral polarizer, and 3 stop Lee filter, and a modified cokin Zpro filter holder.
Processing: Exposure blending in Photoshop with various exposures. Used Nik Color Efex Pro 4, and other luminosity masks to bring out the colors and details!