Back in 2011, I visted Carlsbad Caverns National Park. As a result of that visit, I posted a series of posts about how to capture, develop, and polish photographs taken in the caverns. Here is an addendum to those posts. It contains photos of the caverns, but also of the surrounding area.Continue reading “Carlsbad Caverns Area of Southern New Mexico”
Carlsbad Caverns—Part III: Polish
Each subject was a unique shape with unique lighting. So, each HDR photorequired careful exposure settings to recreate the way the scene looked in the cave.
I relied heavily on the HSL color adjustments in Lightroom to tame the kryptonite green that glowed throughout the images. Continue reading “Carlsbad Caverns—Part III: Polish”
Carlsbad Caverns—Part II: Develop
Having shot 7- and 9-exposure bracketed sequences, I was well supplied with material to build true HDR images of Carlsbad Caverns.
Carlsbad Caverns—Part I: Capture
Carlsbad Caverns is mysterious, large, and open to the public. Photographing it has long been one of my goals. Continue reading “Carlsbad Caverns—Part I: Capture”