This image was created with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II (at 145mm) with the EOS-1D Mark IV. ISO 400 in pre-dawn light. From a 3-frame bracket +/- 1 stop around +1 stop: 1/8 sec at f/22. Tripod-mounted (3530 LS). Giotto’s tiny ballhead (MH 1302)and bubble level. With the Giotto’s ballhead I can switch from a short wide angle zoom with a P-5 plate on the camera body to the 70-200 f/2.8 with a P-20 plate on the tripod collar. Just like I do in Bosque. It takes 3 seconds to spin off the Mongoose and put on the tiny ballhead.
Which “Angel’s Veil” Do You Like Better and Why?
I named this small beautiful section of the Lower Terrace at Mammoth Falls “Angel’s Veil.” Each image here was created with NIK’s new HDR Efex Pro from a series of three bracketed images. I will be talking lots more about this great new plug-in the coming days and weeks.
The question for today is which do you like better, the image above with the tiny tree in the lower left corner, or the version below without it?
Here I used my “Divide and Conquer” Clone Stamp Tool techniques along with a few Quick Masks to eliminate the ranches of the tiny dead tree, all as described in detail in the Digital Basics PDF along with dozens of other great tips and the complete BAA digital workflow.
Here is a list of the gear that I used to create the three images for the HDR sequence.
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