Fading Dawn

This is another one from Sharpsburg. I figured since I was up at an unholy hour I might as well make good use of the sunrise photos I took.

I honestly have no idea where I was in Sharpsburg when I took this image. I know I was on a farm based on the fence but don’t quote me on that. I just know I liked the image and went and setup my tripod and took the photos.

This is a photo that started as HDR and finished as something completely different. In fact, this is now officially the most masked image I have ever done. I created the HDR using Aurora 2017. I think took the original images and stack and blended them in Photoshop. I also used a new tool I’m playing with and let it blend the images as well. I then took all 3 of those images and stacked and masked them.

I then had a “master image” to work from and started to stack filters from Intensify Pro and Color Efex. I then had to blend them in. Finally a unsharpen mask and a sharpen. This helped with blending and bringing out the fence. It took something on the order of 90 minutes and it’s still not perfect but I’m happy.


Fence & Tree

One Comment

  1. The MOM said:

    Fading Dawn is an interesting photo. The sky is almost at total day light. The grounds look as if they are grazing pastures or harvested for hay. The old fence post called Split Rail fence are rare on the farm lands anymore. Post and barbed wire are used. Better to hold cattle than the Split Rail. The photo is a reminder of our past in Sharpsburg, Maryland. I enjoyed.

    November 15, 2016

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