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| p.1 #15 · Nikon D7100, Official Image Thread |
THAT is an intense shot. Well done!
Question though, what exactly did you do? Nothing abnormal seems to stands out. It just looks like a great shot to me.
In ACR, cooled the WB a bit, maxed out the Contrast and Clarity, fully dropped the Highlights, added some Vignetting, and the usual lens corrections. Oh yeah, also had a Marumi Super DHG polarizer on, so it definitely made the paint pop.
Each generation forward, from the D90 to D7000 to D7100, has made my post processing routine easier than the last (I like dramatic ). You wouldn't believe what I'd have to do to a D90 shot to get it to look like this. Especially with the ACR of the time. I've also found that you can recover slightly more than 2 stops of highlights from RAWs before they get a bit weird looking (random spots here and there). At least in 12-bit compressed. Pretty insane for digital, and similar to film. Gotta do some testing to see if there's any difference between that and 14-bit lossless as far as the extremes (nothing significant on the D7000).