This table beside a sunny window may once have been the perfect place for tea (or, since this is Bodie, maybe some whiskies and a game of Poker) on a winter’s afternoon. Whatever it was, the table stands ready still, but everything around it is falling apart. One of my favorite images from this month’s trip to the land of Mono.
Four bracketed images (one f-stop apart) were processed in Lightroom and combined in Nik HDR Efex Pro, but the windows were so extremely bright that their tones were still distorted in the HDR mix. So in Photoshop I superimposed a frame exposed properly for the window, made a feathered selection of the windows and window frames, and masked out everything else. I finished by rinsing the whole in a warm bath of Nik Silver Efex Pro.
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