An alternative interpretation of animage from outside Starbucks in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. This version applies an HDR look to a single-exposure raw exposure.I don't usually go for this extreme look in HDR, but I think it works for this kind of shot. Raw conversion in Photo Ninja 1.2.3 via Lightroom 5.4. Lens Correction in DxO ViewPoint 2. Additional post processing in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 and onOne Perfect Effects 8.
From W. Elkhorn Avenue in Estes Park, Colorado, one of the effects of the September 2013 flood is still seen. The river took a second route through the "dogrun" between the two red barns. A trench has been dug to pull the water back to the main channel, but the measure has so far failed to full solve the problem. Raw conversion in Photo Ninja 1.2.3 via LIghtroom 5.5. Post processing in onOne Perfect Effects 8.
An old wagon wheel used as a sign for the Pine Haven Resort in Estes Park Colorado. Located along an improved tourist walkway that runs along the Fall RIver from Lake Estes on the east, through the town and westward past many of the tourist cabins and resorts. Raw conversion in Capture One Pro 7 via Lightroom 5.5. Post Processing in onOne Perfect Effects 8, Topaz photoFXlab and Topaz B&W Effects 2 (Cerulean Tea Room applied).
A panorama of Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Raw processing in Lightroom 5.5. Four shots stitched in Microsoft ICE. Additional post processing in onOne Perfect Effects 8 and PhotoLine 18.
A young male moose grazes at the edge of the lake, ignoring the fly fisherman behind him. Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Raw conversion in DxO Optics Pro 9.5 via Lightroom 5.5. Additional post processing in onOne Perfects 8.
Snow still remains along part of the shortline of Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Raw processing in DxO Optics Pro 9.5 via Lightroom 5.5. Post processing in Topaz B&W Effects 2 (Albumen Collection: Dark Hazelnut Dynamic) via Topaz photoFXlab.
A building unfit for occupancy is reflected in the window of a similar unit across the street. The sign in the window explains why. This development and many other properties on the Fall River in Estes Park, Colorado suffered damage from flooding in September of last year, and they remained in a state of limbo into the summer tourist season. Raw conversion in Capture One Pro 7. Post processing in onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8.
A full Fall River roars through the resort housing area of Estes Park, Colorado. Shot with an Olympus OM-D E-M1 and M.Zuiko 12mm f/2.0. Raw conversion in Lightroom 5.4. Post processing in Google Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
Fall River in Estes Park, Colorado. Raw conversion and processing in ON1 Photo 10.5 (B&W - Deep Blacks preset). The art of photography does not end at the camera. The digital darkroom is equally important. I'm certain Ansel Adams would agree.
Eagle head wood sculpture in the yard at Riverview Pines resort, Estes Park, Colorado. Olympus E-M1 and M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 + MC-14. Raw conversion and processing in Affinity Photo 1.5. Additional post processing in ON1 Photo RAW 2017.
A sepia stylization applied to a scene from Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Whether it's global warming or part of a long cycle, drought impacts our national parks. Trees die, resulting in the need to remove them for the safety of park visitors. Old image, new software. Raw development and processing in ON1 Photo RAW 2018 (preset: Photomorphis Raw Extreme 06).
Signs of a drought, Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Raw development in DxO PhotoLab with lens correction in DxO ViewPoint 3. Post processing in Affinity Photo (Topaz ReStyle: Rustic Brown Wash).