Photo: Revisiting A Previous Photo
These clouds were really there, barely visible.

I posted another version of the Bird Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing some time ago where I had replaced the sky with clouds from somewhere else. That was before I got NIK's HDR Efex Pro 2 and was able to bring out the natural sky as never before.

This is from April 2009.

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Photo: An Interesting Building In Beijing
April 2009

Our tour bus had taken us to a pedestrian overpass near the Beijing Olympic area so that we could get our tourist snapshots of the Birdnest Stadium and other venues. Nearby was this interesting building.

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Photo: A Peaceful Spot For Contemplation
It's usually quiet near a tomb!

I've posted another rendering of this shot taken at the Ming Tombs before, but seeing how few and far between new photos are for me, I keep re-working the archives to see if I can bring something new out of them. Several plugins were used for this including Nik Color Efex Pro 4 and Topaz Detail 3 as well as some adjustment layers.

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Photo: A young woman in period costume greets visitors to the Ming Tombs - Near Beijing - April 2009
Photo: One Does Not Just Walk Into China
Peering up at the Great Wall

April 2009 - The day was occasionally drizzly, but not unpleasant otherwise, and the clouds . . . well, these clouds weren't there. The sky appeared a uniform 80% gray. And I screwed up on the camera settings, and I left the polarizer on (thus losing a couple stops of light). You know the drill. Dark and noisy. So what else is new in my skill set?

I've tried several ways of rescuing processing this particular frame, as it has a lot of merit on levels other than exposure as such. I think this is The One. The sky is imported and colorized. The details appear (perhaps) kind of painterly because of the heavy amounts of noise reduction, re-sharpening and etc. Nevertheless, I do think I like this result.

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A Peaceful Spot For Contemplation
It's usually quiet near a tomb!

I've posted another rendering of this shot taken at the Ming Tombs before, but seeing how few and far between new photos are for me, I keep re-working the archives to see if I can bring something new out of them. Several plugins were used for this including Nik Color Efex Pro 4 and Topaz Detail 3 as well as some adjustment layers.

#China   #MingTombs   #Travel   #NikColorEfexPro4   #TopazDetail

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