I wanted to post this image before we got too far past the holiday season for it to be topical. I went out the evening of New Year’s Day and shot a bracketed set of images. Our neighbours the Olsens put up wonderful Christmas light display every year. Each year they find new items to add to the show.
I used a 3 image bracket processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2. After returning the image to Adobe Lightroom, I found the color cast from the sodium vapour street lights to be quite distracting, so I went back into Color Efex Pro 4 and removed it. This made the tree in the center of the image a more natural color.
Nikon D300s, Nikkor 24-70mm @24mm, f/8.0, ISO 200
In the best light…