Stormy Skies Over the Willamette River

This is another from Portland, Oregon. I used my 15mm Voigtlander that I got for my Sony A7R that now comes in a native FE mount so no adapter. This is the widest lens I ever owned and I really like the way it keeps distortion to a minimum. The newest Lightroom update even has a lens profile for it.

I  did this one in HDR because it’s about the sky. It’s just cool looking the way it swirls over the bridge and river. I forget where I started in my “base” HDR conversion in Aurora HDR but I started stacking layers and masking various bits in here and there. I really wanted the river smooth like it was a longer exposure than what it was. So I started with that. Then came the sky which required some noise removal. Then I masked in some bits on the bridge. Once I was happy it was time for Photoshop. Another layer mask to get rid rid of the sky noise. I finally ended with a chromatic adjustment layer because once I loaded that many filters on things got a bit funky.

Enjoy.

Stormy Skies

One thought on “Stormy Skies Over the Willamette River”

  1. The sky looks angry. Our skies in SW Florida are the same. The hurricane left us with much rain and the flooding is harsh. I know it will help our plants and our veggies to grow. Those moving clouds mean business whether you are in Portland or SW Florida. The photo fits my morning. I enjoyed!

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