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Rain Washed Germany Pavilion

by Matthew Cooper
Rain Washed Germany Pavilion

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.

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