Monday, May 23, 2011

Photo of the Week–The Bean

The Bean - http://ronmartblog.com Photo of the Week Entry

Congrats to Randy Curtis for getting this great grab of The Bean in Chicago using his Nikon D7000 (review). He used Photoshop CS5 for the Mac and Lightroom 3.3 to brilliantly process this shot to make it much more interesting. I love the reflection of the city, the moody sky, the starburst and the great dark black tones that really gives this final image a high wow factor in my eyes. I’ll let Randy comment on how he processed it, but I’m guessing he used Silver Efex Pro 2 for both the black & white conversion as well as the border. However, the same effect could have been accomplished using Color Efex and onOne Software’s PhotoFrame (for the border).

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