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Pine ICM

I took a series of ICM photos of winter greenery a few weeks back.

110mm · f/25 · 1/10 sec · ISO 100
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These are interesting. What’s the technique?

It was a nice, cloudy day, so the sky was fairly easy to nearly blow out. That was my goal as far as exposure. I set up a slower shutter speed and moved the camera upwards, then up and to the right, then just upwards. You can see the path taken in the white streaks on the tree.

Once I had my image, I uploaded the .nef file to Luminar AI and edited it from there. I started with the "natural" preset, then fine-tuned the exposure and details. Lastly, I worked on the colors in HSL until I was satisfied. I haven't worked on any of the others quite yet.