Color night shot – playing around. [update]

UPDATE: If you’re monitor is badly calibrated, you will see some ugly painted brush lines in-between the trees it’s me trying to push the black a little but it does look horrible if your screen is too bright. /UPDATE Picture is created from one single Sigma raw file – first made it BW and later adding a layer of colors from the same shot. Sky had a magenta tone so I colored it blue instead. 115s using aperture 22. :)

122s night shot SD14

This one is the same as I published before with the only difference that I developed the same shot three times and created a false hdr shot. I did play some in photoshop with shadows and such too. No colors this time.

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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6 Responses to Color night shot – playing around. [update]

  1. very nice work!!

    I hope to have the time to play with my SD14 next weekend :-(

  2. Hopefully you can write :-) then. :)

  3. Janne A. says:

    Holy smokes that is a nice pic Carl!! I definitely have to try this out soon!! Thanks for the innovation once again!

  4. Carl @ home says:

    Hi Janne! Yeah, you should! :D What I did was making three pictures in BW from SPP, one dark for sky, one middle which could work by itself and the last one with all shadow detail visible but sky severely overexposed.

    Then I used photomatrix and combined them as a false hdr. I continued with the resulting image in photoshop adding a color version of the same shot and fixing shadows etc to my liking. Well. :) That’s about it. I will make some more like this, there is PLENTY of info in these night shots!

  5. spalbird says:

    I like the colored one, it makes the scene so metallic/futuristics. Mybe in a fourth layer you could overlay some aliens? Don’t say you still have to make some pictures of aliens (hehehe) …

  6. WindInYews says:

    The first one is beautiful and unusual, Carl. I really enjoy it.

    The second is very good to learn from, as a technique. I guess it’s not really false HDR, just you used the developing to bring out the dynamic range, and very usefully.

    Glad you experiment, and for art that happens there too.

    Best, and to Linn, who I always think of, even while keeping the individuality of each of you well in mind, and enjoying that too,

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