Month: November 2012
A digital painting, created from an HDR image, of the Shenandoah Valley as the Sun streaks through building storm clouds. Seven exposures, with a 1 ev. spacing, produced the HDR image which was tonemapped with Photomatix Pro 4 and then fed through Pixel Bender.
At an elevation of 4011 ft., Stony Man offers spectacular views of the Shenandoah Valley beneath and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. This hike was really easy compared to some others in the park. Three miles hike, round-trip, along a modest slope for some of the best scenery is well worth the effort. The HDR was produced from five exposures with a 2 ev. spacing. The images were merged and tonemapped using Photomatix Pro4. Final adjustments in Photoshop 5 and Lightroom 3.