Here’s a little change of pace today from Cisco, Utah. Cisco is a ghost town in Utah near the junction of SR-128 and I-70. At one time the town served as a saloon and water-refilling station for the Denver Rio Grande Western Railroad. The town has many remnants of the railroad glory days, but now has been filled with abandoned vehicles and has become victim of vandals and heavy damage. This town is perfect for a little HDR photography and shooting the town at the high noon hour it’s also a chance to use your black and white photography to capture contrasts.
I decide to mix the two today and create a little piece of Americana today. Here’s my artistic vision on the town’s public restroom (outhouse) that sits on the edge of town with the La Sal Mountains as a backdrop. I wanted to give this image an old yellowed film image look. This is a 5-image HDR processed in Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2 and then finalized it in Silver Efex Pro 2.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens
- ISO: 50
- Focal Length: 45 mm
- Aperture: f/8
- Shutter Speed: 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Nik¤Software HDR Efex Pro Software , Nik¤Software Silver Efex Pro 2 Software