This is a re-edit of an image I took two years ago while attending a night photography workshop put on by Lance Keimig’s The Night Skye Workshops. Since then, I have become proficient with Greg Benz’s Lumenzia luminosity masking extension for Photoshop. I thought it would be a good idea to try Lumenzia out on some of my older night images, and have been pleased with the results I am getting. I cannot say enough good things about Lumenzia – it has all the power of any other luminosity masking software I have used, while retaining an ease of use that is almost intuitive once the basic principles have been mastered.
This image was taken at the Terlingua Cemetery, in Terlingua, Texas. If you are unfamiliar with Terlingua, it is a semi-ghost town in the Big Bend region of Texas, almost equal-distant from Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park. The area boasts of some of the darkest night skies in the lower 48 United States. In addition to the natural landscapes that are supurb in the Parks, Terlingua offer some amazingly funky photographic subjects that lend themselves well to night photography. I am anxious to get the time to return to Terlingua again!