I confess to being pleased with this #photo! I arrived rather early for a meeting in London today and thought I'd collect a few stock images for company use when I saw this imposing crane.
I didn't have a tripod but wanted a series of three bracketed shots for an HDR, so I held very still and used the 10-frames-per-second rate on the camera to minimize my movement between shots.
I ended up merging two of the three in Photomatix and used the align images option to remove the very slight shift between frames. I used the black preset and then tweaked it further to get the desired effect.
Finally I re-imported to lightroom and used the creamtone preset plus some tweaking for the finished product above!
Hope you like it....
Canon EOS-1D Mark III, f/4 @ 35 mm, ISO 100