I wanted to share another shot from my recent visit to the Satsop Nuclear Facility. It’s funny because I distinctly remember thinking that the images I got on my first visit there withwere better but as I let these newer images macerate, they actually started to grow on me. More and more, I find myself importing my new images into Lightroom and then leaving them alone for a week or two. There is definitely something to be said about letting your new images soak for a bit on their own before starting to work on them
This is one of my favorites, actually, because of how the 14mm lens gives you a sense of scale. When I say that this cooling tower is massive, you should immediately realize that these words just don’t do any justice.
All in all, I have so many great memories visiting here with, , , , , , and .
In terms of processing
This is a nine exposure HDR image tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro.
Stylization was done in Perfect Effects 4 by. I applied some Cyberpunk on the tower itself. The platform was a combo of Vecchio and Thermopylae. Tonal Contrast was masked in to bring out texture.
I added the slightest kiss of FocalPoint 2 here, also by onOne. I wanted to render the opening of the cooling tower stack just slightly out of focus.
Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.2.
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