The last of three images I captured during a photo walk around the Brooklyn Bridge Park with Trey Ratcliff as part of the #TreyUSA tour.

This is 3 exposure HDR (-2/0/+2) shot on my Nikon D5100 with a Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX-II (rented) and a 0.9 (3 stop) ND filter. The images were imported into Adobe Lightroom and then combined in Photomatix Pro using an export preset. I applied the natural preset in Photomatix Pro then imported the resultant image back into Adobe Lightroom for further processing.

The 35mm lens equivalent is 18-36mm f/6. The image was shot at 12mm f/8 (18mm f/11), ISO 100.

The following Adobe Lightroom adjustments were made to the HDR image.

  • Enable constrain crop, lens profile correct, and remove chromatic aberration.
  • Set exposure to -0.25, shadows to 69, vibrance to 33.
  • Set blue saturation to 51, set orange saturation to 52 to enhance the colour of the sky
  • Set white balance colour temperature to +16, and tint to +5.

There were some cranes that could be seen near the tops of some of the buildings. I didn't like these, so I imported a copy of the image (with Lightroom adjustments) into Adobe Photoshop and used content aware fill and clone stamping tools to remove them. The resultant image was imported back into Adobe Lightroom. I also removed a person on the far left who had entered the frame.

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