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Sydney Under Severe Storm Attack! :: HDR

Sydney was hammered by massive dust storm this morning, turning the entire city orangey red under a blanket of thick dust . Since I don't live there, I wasn't there to take any shots of coz :) However I do have this shot taken last Dec when Sydney was under another weather storm attack! Sydney is truly a happening place =) That's why i want to move over there haha!

 

View LARGE On Black to smell some Sydney wind :P

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About

 

The View of the Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia

 

The Shot

 

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

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Added 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase the contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to decrease overall saturation

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (cyans) to enhance the reflective building

- Blended a 0 EV single tonemapped hdr shot to correct the boat movement

- Stamp cloned away some stained marks from the lens

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

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Scorpions - Dust in the Wind

 

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Taken on December 27, 2008