The photograph above was taken near McLean, TX.

Processing Notes: I processed a three-shot HDR file twice and then applied both the antique color and soft contrast actions to the image and painted on masked to limit where they could affect the image. I also lowered the saturation of some elements, while making the red pole more colorful (I wanted something that would draw you eye to the pole/chair area). I also applied the vignetting action and then manually painted with black around some of the edge areas. All these ideas are covered in my new on-line HDR class.

Here’s what a single shot looks like using the default settings in Camera Raw: