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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fort McHenry Canons

Today's photo is of some of the canons located outside of Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland. I used a similar approach to this photo as I did with the Bond Street Wharf photo in that I tried to make it look like an old fashioned picture, with a little bit of color. I did this using Color Efex Pro 3, then merging the results of that with portions of the original photo to make bits and pieces come out a bit differently. I also used the technique I picked up from Scott Frederick on different levels of noise reduction in different portions of the shot. The sky I had a fairly heavy amount on, while the rest of the photo I left pretty much as it was.

After seeing the result of the Bond Street Wharf photo, I applied a little bit of what I learned from that shot in this one as well. One of the methods I used in this photo was the coloring in the grass. When I had another look at the Bond Street Wharf, I think the grass came out a little too dark, so this time I made an effort to brighten it, but keep about the same level of green coloring. I like the grass in this shot much better, but that may also be because the overall scene was much brighter than the Bond Street Wharf shot.

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Fort McHenry Canons

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