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Moonta Bay Jetty, South Australia :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Moonta Bay Jetty, South Australia :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #3 | 27.11.2008 (Thank u~ & a lovely weekend! :D)

 

Honestly I have to admit that this is my all time personal favourite shot, which I felt I have ever captured & processed as a hdr! Even when my buddy or anyone shoot it down, I’m going to stand by this photo with all my heart!!! I swear! :P For some reason I LOVE THIS SO MUCH that I could almost bring it to bed with me LOL! just kiddin’…. I actually use this as my current desktop wallpaper which is especially weird cos I don’t normally use my photos for that. I will be so sick of looking at them all day long! :P

 

Perhaps cos this is a jetty shot (a die-hard fan here!!!) & it is very different from a normal jetty as it also runs another section - 90 degree like a ‘L’ shape out in the sea (i will post another angle next week) With this beauty, it simply hits the bull’s eye of my heart.. ahhhh how sweet is this Artie guy! LMAO! Hope you will love this as much as I do!

 

TGIF! Have a great thanksgiving to those who are celebrating & a great countdown to the weekend everyone!

 

View LARGE On Black if you love this as much as me! :P

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About

 

The Moonta Bay Jetty at Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

 

The Shot

 

Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) with tripod using Sigma DC HSM 10-20mm lens

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase the contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to slightly enhance the redness of the sky

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to slightly tone up the sunset

- Blended 1 layer mask effect of 0 EV single tonemapped hdr to bring up the details of the rocks

- Used 'unsharp mask' (as always) on the background layer

 

You

 

All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are (as always) welcome

 

Music

 

Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go

 

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Taken on November 15, 2008