Stairs Take Two

3 Shot HDR, Canon 5D Mk II and EF 70-200mm f/4L
Lightroom, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop, and Topaz Adjust to process
Another shot from our trip to Morro Bay on Tuesday. I added Rick to scene and then shot just like before. Three shots with the Canon 5D Mk II and EF 70-200mm f/4L at Ev of 0,-2, and +2. I processed all three shots with Photomatix Pro and it's Lightroom plug-in. Remember to turn off the Tone Curve and Sharpening before the export!

The first time through Photomatix Pro I did a photo realistic effect and the second time I went with a little more grunge. From LR, I stacked the images in Photoshop and continued the process. I also brought Topaz Adjust into the game to help go even edgier. I desaturated everything but the sunglass reflections and finished with a little vignette (I normally use a Curves adjustment layer set to Multiply blend mode for my vignettes.)