In an earlier post I wrote about the Phoenix:
“Come sail away with me. I have watched this ketch, the Phoenix, tug restlessly at her anchor for years. Though her sails are long gone and she is falling into disrepair, I can’t help but think the desire to be free before the wind is still there. She is moored just off from Saint James City where I made this photograph after sunrise, recently.”
While I really like the image I originally posted, I didn’t think it was as good as it could be. A week or so ago I finally took the time to rework “The Phoenix.” I imported the original RAW file into Photomatix Pro and created an HDR file from the single image. The tone mapped result was re-imported back into Lightroom for a very little fine tuning.
You can see the “new Phoenix” above and, for comparison,the image from the original post is below. As always, thanks for visiting and please let me know what you think.