Night on the Rivers of America - Matthew Cooper Photography
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Night on the Rivers of America

Night on the Rivers of America

Night on the Rivers of America is definitely a preferred shot to the day time one I just did. I’d really like to get an early morning sunrise shot from here at some point in the future to compare how the scene transforms.

Shooting & Editing Night on the Rivers of America

This was shot with the Nikon D810 and Nikon 14-24 2.8. In the past I have excluded the walk way on the right but I decided to include it as it also allowed me to include the Castle which I thought really helped add another focus point to the scene. I also really like the way the walk way zigs and zags across that side of the image. My base image for this one is composed of 2 exposures blended together with luminosity masks. I did some color balancing and a few levels adjustments and then used my stars trick to pop the stars. I denoised the sky and sharpened everything else and this one is done.

Matthew Cooper