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Fountain of Renmark, South Australia :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Fountain of Renmark, South Australia :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #1 | 01.01.2009 (Thanks for your constant support! :D)

(xoxoxo to Sylvia for the initial explore update :)) & big thanks to many who have kept me informed too! i know who u r ... thank you! :D)

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Explore in the last 7 Days (Thanks to Mark for this! :)))



My mom used to tell me that water resembles wealth in a way therefore this fountain shot is especially dedicated to all my flickr babies! :D Wishing all of you a wealthy & prosperous 2009 ahead! May all your dreams come true this year! :)


This shot was taken during a morning rest stop about 3 hours from adelaide. I have intentionally captured the sunlight as part of this shot to get some lens flare as i'm a sucker for it :P However it turns out there are too many so i cloned off quite a bit esp around the fountain area & just leave those big colourful ones behind! :P Have a wonderful weekend ahead!


View LARGE On Black to get prosperity & wealth :D





The Fountain at Renmark, South Australia


The Shot


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




- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option




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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (blues) to adjust the tone of sky

- Brushed the flowing water to give it a more silky feel

- Applied slight dodging along the fountain

- Stamp cloned away some obstructing lens flare

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




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




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