Friday, September 7, 2012

Golden Gate Bridge #1

This image shot during the recording of my part of the Epson Print Academy online experience. I was told at the time that I did not need to worry about any of the images that were captured during the taping because no finished images were g
oing to be used. We shot this in late October which is traditionally "fog free". I set the camera up and it 3was really sunny. As we were filming and I was discussing the concept of "image harvesting" was removing the lenses fro the camera while the wind was blowing, didn't think on moment that "the wind was blowing" directly into the open camera. Just clicking a way like the happy little photo-bonehead that I can sometimes be. I get an email the til end of December from the video/editing team with a list of "still-shots" that they think will be really "neat" to add. They really wanted tha image of the rainbow and the fog and clouds that happened thing. There was only one problem: What they were describing was an event that occurred over an hour and a half. There was no one shot, and all the shots were shot at different focal lengths. Oh yeah... ALL of the files had more grit on them the a beach has grains of sand.

I "assembled" this image from the parts of none different images on the the 17in G4 laptop that would get so hot you thought it would give you second degree burns if you actually put it in your lap. I was coming home from a New Year's family get together in San Francisco while sitting in the passenger seat of a car in which the heater went out. It was 35 degrees outside and the laptop kept the car and me warm. This image is one of most defining images of the concept ExDR (Extending Dynamic Range) approach that is one of the cornerstones of my approach to capturing and creating my images.

This image was captured with a Nikon D-1X camera with a 17-35mm and a 70-200mm VR Zoom lens using the Nikon electronic file format (.Nef) Shot on Lexar Flash media. All file was post processed using capture NX 2.0 software Photoshop CS and Nik Color Efex Pro 3.

Final file is stored and scaled using Genuine Fractals.

© Vincent Versace 2012

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