Bringing your own sunshine
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
~Anthony J. D’Angelo
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a Friday post so I thought it was about time to do one. This spring we have had 34 days of rain and only 14 without (and even fewer sunny ones), I thought about the above quote and how appropriate it seemed for anyone living in the western Pennsylvania region over the last few weeks.
I took this shot on one of those few sunny days we’ve had this spring walking around downtown, waiting for the wife and some friends to get out of work. It was actually a perfect day to go on a photowalk, as it wasn’t too warm, there was a slight breeze, the lighting was great in downtown, streets weren’t overly crowded for a Thursday afternoon. I kind of have a thing for capturing sunflares, and when the reflection of one in the USX Building caught my eye, I couldn’t resist the shot.
This is a five exposure HDR processed in Photomatix, Photoshop CS5 and onOne PhotoTools. I did a bit of masking in the sky to get rid of a few halos and dust spots, as well as masked in the cars on the lower right to get rid of some ghosting. Lowered overall saturation and applied the Turbo Boost effect in PhotoTools and called it a wrap.
Thanks for stopping by this week and I hope you all enjoy your weekend.