Stairway at Sunset – John D. MacArthur Park

Mar 30, 2010 | Landscapes & Scenery, Photo Art & Montage

Another photo shot during sunset at John D. MacArthur State Park. I was tempted to add some texture but I think it looks pretty good the way it is. I love how the sunflares came out in this photo. It sorta matches the seagrape leaves. The stairway decented somewhere, not sure where. I was too scared to find out, not of any monsters or anything like that. What I was scared of was far worse, no-see-ums. Them blood thirsty creatures will eat you alive if you wander off into the darkness and these stairs lead into some pretty dark woods.
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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.

Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark1

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

Camera Settings: ISO 400, Aperture Priority, f/2.8 @ 1/6 of a second, AEB +2/0/-2, Image Shot in JPG

Processing Time: 2 hour

Location: John D. MacArthur State Park