Sunday, December 9, 2012

Same scene... different result! Smoky Mountains of Tennessee...

Who knows where the time goes... a little something different today... a fall scene from the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with two images from the same location. One image was shot with my big girl camera (Nikon D7000 with 18-200mm Nikon lens; aperture priority) and one with my iPhone 4s native camera in HDR mode. Both were processed further, the big girl image post processing was done in Lightroom, Viveza 2 and Color Efex Pro 4. The iPhone image post processing is covered on my iPhone blog.

First, the "big girl" camera image:
fall in the Smoky Mountains; Nikon D7000
Second, the iPhone camera image:
retro filter applied

The two images have a completely different feel to them... I like them both for different reasons. One of the most wonderful things I've discovered in taking tours with John Barclay and Dan Sniffin (marvelous tour leaders) is how much fun it is to play around with the original image to enhance the beauty of what my eye sees. Their tours always involve scouting on their part before we arrive in the area so we are assured that they will be taking us to scenes such as this one.


  1. Wow what a difference, at least to me. was the big girl shot enhanced or just straight out of camera or camera raw? Though both shot are beautiful I do prefer the warmth of the iPhone image.

  2. The big girl shot was enhanced (camera raw image) with minor adjustments in Lightroom, then passed through HDR Efex Pro (single image) and further enhanced with Color Efex Pro 4 effects. It's interesting to me that the actual scene (as I recall it from memory) was somewhere in between the two images.

  3. I love before and after pictures, Victoria, as well as side by side images like this with different effects. The entire photographic process in today's world surely has my deceased photographer brother turning over in his grave!

    I showed an image on Sutterchance last Friday with a link to it in context. That was another way to compare and contrast...again, for different reasons!

    Carry on. You're doing a GREAT job!

  4. Surprising I like more phone pic, gorgeous autumn shots.


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