Across the Line

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    If you want to see how I made this visit my HDR Tutorial. I hope it gives you some new tricks!

    I found this guy in the Batu Caves just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Batu Caves are enormous caverns that hold various Hindu temples and plenty of fruit for monkeys. This was shot after a quarter-mile spelunk through the cave and an emergence into a geological oddity – a shaft of sunlight shining downwards through an open chamber that had been carved through the limestone after centuries of rainfall.

    The day was bright and sunny, and the monkey sat alone in front of the inky blackness of the cave entrance. This was shot as a single RAW photo. It only had minor HDR adjustments, to get the texture in the wall and the details in his fur.

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    1. Dimitri Depaepe 107 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Moulin Rouge - Invite Only (+15 FAVES), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. DigitalSpool Photography 105 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nouvelle Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. themysteryman 104 months ago | reply

      this is awesome! The blackness of the cave in the background adds heaps to this pic, I was wondering how you got the background to be so black until I read the description :P

    4. Ðenise 101 months ago | reply

      love your work! i wanna be YOU ... travel and take pics! ^^

    5. tomii_boy 101 months ago | reply

      big applause!!!

    6. chunky_milk 99 months ago | reply

      Very realistic, good use of HDR.
      My favorite of your photos

    7. VEMB 98 months ago | reply

      stunning composition!

    8. Zaporogo 98 months ago | reply


    9. Jesse Danger 92 months ago | reply

      you are truly quite the artist. your HDRs have me inspired...

    10. PATARO 91 months ago | reply

      *****Please add your picture to*****
      The natural world of nature

    11. Kwaark 89 months ago | reply

      tout simplement méga géniale !

    12. Irina_C 88 months ago | reply

      fantastic capture

    13. Olderhvit 80 months ago | reply

      Stunning Monkey shot.

    14. flo.rian 76 months ago | reply

      great composition!

    15. George.m. 68 months ago | reply

      nice shot!!
      great colors!

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