I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. It’s been a very, very hectic 2 weeks: holiday, photo shoots, you name it, we’re doing it. That includes, a little shopping. Actually, we don’t go out during Black Friday; if anything, we just shop online (hence the title of this post). One of the deals I did get this year was thanks to my good friend, and photography mentor, ucfmat from An Asian and His Camera (Check him out – he makes my pics look like child’s play). Topaz Labs was having a fantastic 50% off holiday sale on all of their photo editing software. I use Lightroom, so many of their programs are redundant for me, but I did some one that really caught my attention: Adjust. Adjust essentially helps you create HDR style images using just one image. It’s a plug-in program, so it works directly with Lightroom.
I haven’t used the program a whole lot this week, so what I have for you tonight is the inaugural image. I had to dig deep to find a picture that I thought would look good with Adjust effects. So, I ended up pulling one from our trip to Boston earlier this year. I took this picture on my Sony NEX-3 while we were talking from the Red Sox game to Kenmore Station. In fact, this is on Brookline Ave. looking west at the Mass Pike. I just placed the camera down on a “shelf” if you will, and took a standard 4 second, long exposure capture.
I have two pictures in the set: the non-edited picture is the one without a watermark, and the edited has the watermark. What do you think? I don’t like “super HDR” style pictures, so I didn’t want to over-do it. Leave me your thoughts below!