When I undertook the picture a week challenge, my intention was to avoid “manipulated” pictures such as “Photoshopped” and especially
“HDR” post processed images. In the course of doing this for nearly a year, I’m reminded that I do like HDR post processing for certain situations and images. On the other hand, my HDR preferences are now tending towards less dramatic contrast and saturation.
This particular picture was taken on an overcast day with the handheld Canon 7D (although set for high speed) using Av mode and auto bracketing at +/- 2 stops. Processing was done first in ACR and then Photomatix using the “Adjust” method. After processing three images in Photomatix, the final version was slightly tweaked in Photoshop.