I did my best to minimize the reflection in the glass, which was pretty difficult because there are a lot of lights near the entrance to the Buckhorn. This past Sunday the San Antonio Express News ran an article about "cool bars to visit in San Antonio", so I decided to pay the Buckhorn a visit after enjoying lunch with my wife at Fogo de Chão. I took several shots inside of the Buckhorn (and of other places downtown during the excursion downtown) but this was by far my favorite of the day so I processed it first.
During processing, I improvised a new technique to process this photo that I am going to likely use in future shots. I could not get the sides of the shot to look exactly how I wanted using the normal double planar tool in Bokeh 2, so I processed each side separately, then combined the results. I also desaturated the color from the sides of the shot to make Zoltar stand out a bit more. I was hoping to achieve a supernatural/eerie/creepy/mystical look in this shot, and I think the extra time that I spent trying to get the shot exactly how I envisioned it when setting up the tripod and camera to capture this scene was totally worth it.
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