After yesterday's rather over-the-top HDR I thought it was about time for something a little less (over-)processed. So here's a reasonably straight shot, processed almost entirely with ACR.
On a related matter: I upgraded to CS4 a little while ago, not because I thought there would be any real benefit, but because I thought I ought to keep up-to-date for the tutorials. Anyway, the changes between CS3 and CS4 aren't massively significant, but one change that I do like is that there is now a post-crop vignette tool within ACR; i.e. you can add a vignette after you have cropped an image. As I often crop to 2x1, 1x1 and 16x9 this is a useful addition, and while it's an effect that can be easily achieved in Photoshop, it's good to be able to add it from the outset.
10.52am on 31/12/08|
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM