This image I have been unable to delete from my Lightroom library so the other day I finally decided to take a second look at it. I have always liked this image…However something about it never sat well with me. To me it’s a little flat because of the light but I just can’t seem to get rid of it. I wanted to process it as a HDR to see if I could pull some more detail out of the image.
I took this image on 2/12/2009 during a february thaw we were having at the time. The warm spell caused the mist which you can see in the image. I was walking along the Burlington bike path and came across this particular scene. For weeks I had been laid up with the flu really bad and I was still quite sick when I made this image but I had to get out and get something.
I processed the image in Nik Silver Efex PRo three times using the Neutral and +1 and -1 presets. I then took all three and brought them into Photomatix pro to do the HDR processing. Making the image into a HDR was a good choice and I think it pulled just a bit more detail out of it to make me just a little bit happier with the image as a whole.