This shot is another shot from my night shooting puddles all over Epcot. While not immediately evident in this shot as the water didn’t really puddle on the cobblestone here I do like the droplets on the tables and edges of the fountain. It gives a nice sheen to the whole image that you don’t get when it’s dry.

Shooting & Editing Rain Washed Germany Pavilion

This was shot with the Nikon D810 and Nikon 14-24 2.8. I used 2 shots to create my base layer. One was my base exposure and then I used an underexposure which I masked in with a luminosity mask to tame the highlights. I made several levels adjustments targeting the shadows and midtones independently. I then used Nik Color Efex’s Pro Contrast to increase the contrast of the image. I also used Color Contrast Range from the same tool to boost color contrast. I then made color balance adjustments and boosted the vibrance and saturation. I finished off with sharpening and denoising the sky using Nik Define. Consequently the Nik Plugin Collection is now free! I highly suggest picking it up if you haven’t yet. I use a handful of these regularly in my work flow, especially the Pro Contrast in Nik’s Color Efex Pro.