EEOR avalanche control walk through

After missing the chance to capture the control on Canmore's East End of Rundle a few month ago I was keen to have another chance. The road closure notice (posted on fb) was from 1-5pm so I set my camera up at 1 and ran the interval timer* to shoot every 15 seconds.

*Some cameras have a built in interval timer, if not a cheap plug in unit can be bought for cheap on ebay. Interval time was based on available storage to allow the camera to run unsupervised.

*Some cameras have a built in interval timer, if not a cheap plug in unit can be bought for cheap on ebay. Interval time was based on available storage to allow the camera to run unsupervised.

I imported the RAW sequence into Lightroom, rated my selections and then turned on my filter. At this point other files can be deleted.

In the develop module I did manual spot removal because I was stupid and didn't clean my lens :P. I did some tone adjustments, removed sharpening, did a little bit of noise reduction then synced all the images.

Visualise Spots can be very useful when dealing with a lot of blemishes. 

Visualise Spots can be very useful when dealing with a lot of blemishes. 

I plan to use high pass sharpening in Photoshop so LR sharpening is disabled. I adjust noise reduction by eye.

I plan to use high pass sharpening in Photoshop so LR sharpening is disabled. I adjust noise reduction by eye.

The photos are exported as layers to Photoshop.

 I follow a method for blending similar to that used in the start of this video. I like to do my image adjustments in LR to reduce the PS work.

The layers are then merged, note that once the layers are merged you will no longer be able to adjust masks. This is done to reduce file size. Then I sharpen with a technique similar to this. Set at 1px.

Save and go back to LR. The new image will be there. Metadata is added and I export out of lightroom. Disable the .jpg sharpening in the export settings.

Click image to view at 100%!

Click image to view at 100%!