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Dig Tis! :: HDR

I know I have already posted 2 excavator shots in the past :P but seriously I can't help myself everytime I see one. How can I resist esp when its just 2 blocks away from my house! Just thought I will muck around with this processing a bit more so it does not look the same like my previous posts.. just trying to be fun on this boring monday :)) have a good start to the week!

 

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About

 

The Demolition Excavator on an Empty Block

 

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

 

(Based on Original HDR)

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'curves' to adjust contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to tone down the machine

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to desaturate the earth

- Stamp cloned away some stained marks from the lens

- Applied unsharp mask on selective area

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Lenny Kravitz - Dig In

 

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Taken on November 24, 2009