Blue Sky Over Mile High

I had some time on July 4th to wait around until the fireworks started so I took advantage of this time to capture some more shots of the Denver skyline.  The evening cloud movement was spectacular so I couldn’t pass up a chance to capture the blue hour skyline of the Mile High City.  This image I used my wide-angle 16-35mm lens and made the sky the point of the image, giving it 2/3 of the scene.  Using the wide-angle allowed for a more dramatic effect and allowed me to  bring in the Elitch’s purple tower into the scene.  I used Aperture’s curve adjustment to brush in and lighten areas of the sky to enhance the clouds.  I then exported this RAW image to a PSD file and took out some distracting signs and construction cranes from the scene in Photoshop using the spot healing brush content aware filter.

Blue Sky Over Mile High - ©Rick Louie Photography - All Rights Reserved.

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Capture Notes:

  • Camera:  Canon EOS 5D Mk II
  • Lens:  Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L II USM
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal Length:  16mm
  • Aperture:  f/16
  • Shutter Speed: 61 sec.
  • Post Processing:  Aperture – 2 Curves adjustments, 1 for blue brushed into the sky, cropped to 8X10, saved to Adobe Photoshop CS5, Spot Healing Brush to remove construction cranes and various signs, sized for web.

 

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  • Great shot! Denver has a great skyline!