The Colors of Tomorrowland

This shot of Tomorrowland is pretty straight forward but also the result of me trying to mix up shots I’ve done in the past in a new way. I’ve shot from this location with the Nikon 14-24 2.8 ultra-wide before so I thought I’d give it a try with the Nikon 70-200 2.8. The shots are from the same spot but ultimately you get very different results. If you feel like your shots are getting stale its not a bad idea to switch lenses up to help freshen things up a bit.

Shooting & Editing The Color of Tomorrowland

This was shot with the Nikon D810 and Nikon 70-200 2.8. I used a single 30 second exposure as my base layer and then using luminosity masks masked in an underexposure to fix many of the blown highlights. I independently color balanced the sky and foreground and then made some additional levels adjustments using luminosity masks. I used Nik Color Efex Pro Contrast to add contrast and pop. I did some very broad dodging and burning and then finished off with sharpening. I do a pass of sharpening first with the smart sharpen filter and then using a duplicated high pass layer.  All and all the total edit was under 15 minutes.