As I go through the shots from the DMRRC, I'm finding that four photos that are going to make the cut for extra work and display. The Hollywoods Station was a real sleeper until I started playing with it. The Zehaufer Mill was certainly fun to play with and did turn out better than I thought it would. The fourth shot is the only shot from a tripod, looking up the side of a mountain straight into some florescent lights. Yep - that needs a lot of work. I need a crappy Saturday for that one.
Which leaves the third shot - the Loading Station. From the time I first went on the scouting mission to the DMRRC, I had visions of this one and doing something really good with it.
This started as a nine photo stack. I did the fake HDR trick, using five images one stop apart. This is what I came up with:
That is some piece of work.
Before I can even get to the effects, there is so much to do. There is a level issue that needs to be corrected. The unfinished structure needs to be covered. I thought about trying to make it look like a bridge, but if you're going to alter it, just do it. And the lights.
All that stuff is doable. And done.
When I'm editing, I usually keep all the edit changes in case I want to work a tweak at a later time. Like the Egyptians killing the slaves when the pyramids were completed - I killed the files. There will be no tweaks.