View Full Version : Death Valley at 5500 Feet

Michael Pancier
04-19-2008, 02:39 AM
Went back and revisited my pics from January and found this one. I used Photomatix Pro to convert the raw file into a psudo HDR. I then loaded into PS CS 3 to fine tune it. I picked up Vivenza from Nik Software and it is really powerful. I picked unique shadow areas which I lightened and I cleaned up dust spots.

That's about it.

5d + 17-40L at 17mm; polarizer; f/18; 1/15; ISO 100

Michael Pancier
04-19-2008, 02:41 AM
This is the original raw image untouched.

Harold Davis
04-19-2008, 12:50 PM
nice job, michael!! that vivenza is nice isnt it!!?

Roman Kurywczak
04-19-2008, 07:41 PM
Hi Michael,
Huge difference between the two. I even like the shape the sun made. Nicely framed and composed,

John Cooper
04-20-2008, 03:04 AM
Wow thats pretty impressive work Michael - the contrast between the two images is extraordinary!! great effort!!

Bob Ettinger
04-20-2008, 09:07 AM
Whew the difference is incredible.

Robert Amoruso
04-20-2008, 09:46 AM
Nice work Michael. What I like about it is that the sun's rays look to be flooding onto the FG and bathing it in the golden light.