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.
- 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.