Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco

Recently, after exploring other parts of town on one of our regular photo walks, Doug Kaye and I ended up at one of our favorite spots, the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

This morning, I processed this image – shot with my new Nikon D600 DSLR. I’ve always enjoyed the way the border of the pond moves through this part of the park. This image is a three image HDR blended using Nik’s HDR Efex Pro and then taken through the Lab color technique that Doug and I have been playing with. I used the ALCE plugin to add local contrast and high pass sharpening on the building itself.

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After finishing the color version, I used Nik’s Silver Efex Pro 2 to do a quick monochrome conversion seen here:

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