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Moonlit - Bleached Trees (Explored) | by Steve'58
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Moonlit - Bleached Trees (Explored)

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Many dead trees line the shore at Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort South Carolina. This image was captured mid morning, three images with tripod. Following HDR processing, I brought this image back into Photoshop. I opened the -2 image and layered with this HDR image. Using the quick selection tool on the -2 image, I selected only the dead trees. By creating a layer mask and adjusting my brush to 50%, I lightened only the dead trees, this prevented lightening the outer edges of the tree. With the trees selected, I selected SELECT, MODIFY, CONTRACT, 5 pixels to prevent the water from lightening. If you look close you can see a very faint black line around the edge of the tree. Halo left in intentionally for sun to ocean surface effect.


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Taken on February 19, 2011