I remember as a kid having a bottle cap collection. I had to hide it from my mother in my closet. I never got to photograph my collection before I eventually had to get rid of it. I wonder if I had any of these...
Why do kids collect bottle caps? Do they still collect bottle caps? The person who had this nice little collection certainly wasn't a kid. I know for a fact though he is a kid at heart.
This was photographed during the Santa Fe workshop Christine Hauber and I in September, 2011. Using the HDR process and CEP4 I was able to control color and detail to get exactly what I was looking for with this image - a gritty, detail rich photo with muted color around the bottle caps.
A total of 56 control points were used in HDR Efex Pro to control color and brightness.
Equipment: Canon 5DmkII and 24-70mm lens, tripod
Processing: 3 photo HDR. Raws were processed in Lightroom. HDR Efex Pro was used for the HDR processing. Image was then processed with Color Efex Pro 4 using Detail Extractor and Tonal Contrast. Then a small adjustment in Topaz Adjust, minor curve tweak in Photoshop, and a last run into CEP4 for Pro Contrast.