White Trees

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - White Trees
Reinhold Staden Photography – White Trees

Adjustment layer “Black and White” and Preset “Infrared”. The more green and blue colors in your RAW file, the more black and white is created by this little tweak. Turning an old camera into “infrared” would be another (but expensive) option. This turns the bright sunlight hours during daytime into a “productive” time zone for photography.

Lighthouse (Fiction Series)

RSP - Reinhold Staden Photography - Lighthouse

Some of you know that I like to play around with Photoshop. Since I decided to concentrate at landscape photography there is no need and not much room left to create compositions in post. I start a “landscape fiction series” with this post. So… in between my regular landscape photography posts… I will create a Photoshop composition of 2 or more photographs I have taken.

This one is made of a lighthouse located in the harbour of Bremerhaven and sand dunes at the beach of Schillig. A lighthouse should have a beautiful spot at the coast.

© RSP – Reinhold Staden Photography

August 2016

January One Photo Focus!

January One Photo Focus is hosted by Stacy Fischer and the really awesome image to work with has been created and provided by Laura Macky Photography. A special “Thank you” goes to Stacy for my participation and Laura for creating / providing the image.

After image:

The name of my version is: The Moment it happened

Before image:

January One Photo Focus


Processing steps:

1.) Import into Lightroom CC for the development of the digital negative
2.) Use of Dfine 2 (NIK Collection) for minor noise reduction
3.) Open with Photoshop CC
4.) Convert to B&W using Silver Efex Pro 2 (NIK Collection)
5.) Motion Blur – bottom part of the image + various masks and adjustments in PS
6.) Add new sky + various masks and adjustments in PS
7.) Add front water splash + various masks and adjustments in PS
8.) Create a stamp visible layer
9.) Add frame with Color Efex Pro 4 (NIK Collection)
10.) Final Dfine 2 for noise reduction created by development steps

I hope you like it!