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Santa Monica

Another view of the Santa Monica Pier.

 

Photomatix of -2, 0 and +2 exposures.

 

Photoshop:

- Reduce noise on sky.

- Blend -2 exposure on the sky.

- Clone stamp on the sky to cover up Photomatix artifacts that remained after blending the -2 sky exposure (need to refine my technique for doing this, advice welcome).

- Unsharp 140 radius for contrast everywhere but the sky.

- Reduce brightness of the blue building.

- Blue filter on the sky.

- Warm filter on the water to neutralize blue color cast.

- Dodge house to bring out some detail.

- Overall curves for contrast

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Taken on March 28, 2009