Dip! Doop! :: P-HDR

Highest Position - Explore #21 | 10.02.2009 (Many many thanks!! :-))))

 

I went to the MD yesterday & have 3 days off sickie however as a fully committed & responsible person i'm & always have been (lmao!) i'm back to work esp since i'm running short of time to finish up my project! Anyway I've been too tired to do any processing lately therefore i dug up this super old shot taken just a month after i bought my cam. Back then, I was still attempting many cutie shots like this :P Anyway i can't help myself but just have to gave it a quick hdr treatment even tho this is not really meant to be. i just feel weird posting shots sooc. i've been completely hdr brainwashed!! if u haven't realised that :D

 

Btw HBW to everyone! I reckon there are some bokeh in this shot too lol! This time i'm sure its not dirt on my lens :P

 

View LARGE On Black to see real bokeh this time lol!

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About

 

The Splish Splash in the Garden Pond

 

The Shot

 

Standard 1 exposure shot (0 EV) taken handheld using the Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

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

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

- Applied dodging to enhance certain area of the lighting

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

 

Music

 

Boyz II Men - Water Runs Dry

 

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Taken on May 3, 2008