Shuttle to Terminal – Las Vegas, Nevada

Mar 5, 2010 | Portraits & People

During my ride to Gate D, on the airport shuttle, I pull out my camera and started playing with the shutter. I figure it would make for an interesting photograph while the train was moving towards the terminal. Especially with the lights and the reflection from inside the train. The shots came out pretty cool. This particular shot I added a gradient map in Photoshop to simplify the composition and add visual interest. This was also a single exposure HDR, which it didn’t really need to be, but I wanted to keep playing around and experimenting with the exposure. Topaz Adjust was also used to up the contrast giving it that extra impact.

Processing Technique: 3 exposure HDR merged using [intlink id=”546″ type=”post”]Photomatix[/intlink]. Detail enhanced using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Adjust[/intlink]. Noise removed by [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz DeNoise[/intlink]. Image smoothed using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Simplify[/intlink]. Photo processed with Photoshop CS4.

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Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark1

Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

Camera Settings: ISO 800, f/2.8 @ 1/8 second, Image Shot in RAW

Processing Time: 30 minutes

Location: McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada