Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
17 Oct 13.  Having spent a couple hours today working on creative images for Theatrical Thursday, I found myself trying to decide which one I would use and finally decided that I should keep the chronology of the trip intact, at least for a couple of weeks, and go with something from the front end of the trip, and as it turns out, an image from day three. Part of the Oasis Bordello that is available for viewing for free is the basement, and aside from it being very poorly lit, we found it to be almost as interesting as was the tour to the upstairs working floor of the bordello. One of the items that was quite interesting was the old coal burner sitting near the far wall of the basement. At the opposite end of the wall was the sealed up coal chute, but there was little doubt as to what it had been used for in the past. The old coal burner was way past its prime, highly rusted, and of very strong character. One could only wish that it could tell its story. That not being possible, at least for the time we had to spend there, I took a few shots believing that I might be able to tease a little something out of it later. This is what I discovered and I did it in the following manner. Starting with the background layer, I employed a plug-in (filter) to simulate an HDR composite and then adjusted that to my liking. I combined those two layers into a new layer on which I painted out the new heating system that took away from the old system. Finally, I added a curves layer to partially lighten portions of the image. Then the normal flattening and color adjustment for viewing on your computer. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/60 sec with full flash @ f /4.5

17 Oct 13. Having spent a couple hours today working on creative images for Theatrical Thursday, I found myself trying to decide which one I would use and finally decided that I should keep the chronology of the trip intact, at least for a couple of weeks, and go with something from the front end of the trip, and as it turns out, an image from day three. Part of the Oasis Bordello that is available for viewing for free is the basement, and aside from it being very poorly lit, we found it to be almost as interesting as was the tour to the upstairs working floor of the bordello. One of the items that was quite interesting was the old coal burner sitting near the far wall of the basement. At the opposite end of the wall was the sealed up coal chute, but there was little doubt as to what it had been used for in the past. The old coal burner was way past its prime, highly rusted, and of very strong character. One could only wish that it could tell its story. That not being possible, at least for the time we had to spend there, I took a few shots believing that I might be able to tease a little something out of it later. This is what I discovered and I did it in the following manner. Starting with the background layer, I employed a plug-in (filter) to simulate an HDR composite and then adjusted that to my liking. I combined those two layers into a new layer on which I painted out the new heating system that took away from the old system. Finally, I added a curves layer to partially lighten portions of the image. Then the normal flattening and color adjustment for viewing on your computer. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/60 sec with full flash @ f /4.5

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