Get Out Of The Street
Had a minor dilemma when editing the latest The Continuance from Westerville News.
I had two photos from last night’s soirée for The Big Bus. One showed off my prowess shooting handheld at a slow shutter speed. I made numerous photos using the technique. I selected the photo below shot at 1/5-of-a-second shutter speed and f11 for depth of field at ISO 1,000.
Wanted a blurred car that didn’t interfere with the bus, had a streak of color, and matched the shape necessary for composition. this frame filled all those needs with a minor exception that I would have preferred to have included. The Holmes Hotel at far right but it was difficult enough standing in dark clothing in the middle of the street and worrying about the hotel’s inclusion.
I wasn’t worried about lighting although the orange streetlights in Uptown bouncing off red brick buildings can be difficult to edit especially when your main subject is a blue bus.
I decided I needed the hotel. Made six overlapping single-frame photos from left to right with the bus at far left and Holmes Hotel at far right. The six frames too just a few seconds and I was out of the street.
Technology did all the rest with Adobe Camera RAW merging the six frames into a well-stitched panorama DNG file for editing before finishing in the Luminar Neo plugin.
Below, for paid subscribers, are the six RAW files as captured in camera before creating the panorama and editing and the uncropped panorama after editing.
Almost everything I shoot goes through Luminar Neo. Even after I’ve made the first edit of my raw file in Adobe Camera Raw. I’ve built my own set of Luminar presets for the places and things I normally shoot and for different lighting conditions at those places. Then it’s easy to adjust the results for fine-tuning each photo. This is an affiliate link so I might make a little something from sale. Download it for the trial period.
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