• I love how you represented the rocks in the foreground David. : ) - Gary Randall
  • the gradience of the light on the trees is beutiful!! :) - tenisgolfruning
  • magnifique travail sur les couleurs
    bravo !!! - ghislaine_m

Sunset at Trillium Lake with Mount Hood - HDR

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This picture was shot on a tripod with nine exposures (-4..-3..-2..-1..0..+1..+2..+3..+4 EV). I used Photomatix to create the HDR with tonemapping and detail enhanced. I increased the overall saturation with Hue/Saturation in Photoshop. 1 layer mask to increase the contrast of Mount Hood. 1 layer mask to increase color saturation and contrast of the sky and the reflection. Curve adjustment to increase the overall contrast. 1 layer mask in soft light mode at 50% gray, using brush tool to lighten and darken some areas of the image, to bring out details. Used Nik Sharpener Pro to sharpen image.

After dinner, we decided last minute to drive up to Trillium Lake to catch some sunset. It turned out to be a great move. Gary Randall was there all alone with his two dogs. He was so glad to see some living and breathing souls pulling up in a car. Of course, Joe recognized Gary and asked him the age old question. "Are you Gary Randall?" Everything went downhill from there as you can see from my shot! Haha! You can see Gary's version by clicking HERE. Presented in full HDR!

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  1. pdxsafariguy 43 months ago | reply

    i think i saw this print in a store downtown a few weeks ago. superb color!

  2. freshairsandiego... 43 months ago | reply

    yes, there is lots of saturation, yes very strong hdr, but it looks AWESOME!!!

  3. Riccardo Brig Casarico 42 months ago | reply

    Molto bella ... complimenti !!
    un saluto,
    Riccardo

    See my recent photo

  4. Giuliano Cattani 41 months ago | reply

    Simply wonderful!!!

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  7. Casey Myers Photography 40 months ago | reply

    Inspiring to say the least and thanks for the info on how it was done. 2012 will be my landscape year!

  8. Luís Henrique Boucault 40 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot! Well done!

  9. Ozcan MALKOCER 40 months ago | reply

    Excellent view...

  10. gwilmore 37 months ago | reply

    I normally don't fave HDR images, but it is worth making an exception for this one.

  11. Max Hendel 36 months ago | reply

    Excellent capture !!!


  12. Chris Busey Photography 33 months ago | reply

    No way to say enough good about this one!!

  13. RickBrennan 33 months ago | reply

    I'm curious what method you used in order to get a 9-stop HDR on your 7D. I'm new to actually DOING an HDR but I picked up somewhere a tip to set your Custom functions to each bracket 3 stops, so c1 would do -4 -3 & -2; c2 would do -1 -0 & +1; and c3 would be +2 +3 & +4. Is this the way you go about it or do you do something else? Thanks! Wonderful image, amazing composition and extremely vibrant colors.

  14. Javier Paredes . 31 months ago | reply

    Brilliant work! The colour, they aim to use the shot?

  15. chicos54 30 months ago | reply

    great shot !!!

  16. scun11 11 months ago | reply

    Just an amazing capture!

  17. Fulisa 11 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!

  18. RobATran 11 months ago | reply

    Fantastic light and detail. Nice capture.

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