This may be a bit too abstract and a bit of a departure from the normal landscape stuff but I liked how the images came out.These are all from main entrance into Glen Echo Park. I just liked the empty feeling you get from these images. It gives the illusion that there was no one around. I can attest, there were people around. I just got lucky that no one walked into my shots.
I did not use HDR to process these images. Instead I composited 3 images that I normally use for HDR but used my workflow of single images to create flat files for all 3 of the images. I still had an exposure bias of +2 or -2 along with a correctly exposed image. I then used Photoshop to align and merge the images and then blend the images. From there I had a very detailed file to work. So from there the usual workflow of using a curves layer to add contrast to it. Then dodge and burn depending on what I wanted. I always do this in Lab Mode so I do not affect the color of the image. Once I have that if I want gradient I will bring up Camera Raw and put one in. I tend to like Macphun’s Intensify CK to bring out some details. I’ll then mask in the bits I want. Then its minor tweaking and then a quick round of sharpening.