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I Think I Can

From Wikipedia:

 

"The Little Engine that Could" by Watty Piper is a moralistic children's story that appeared in the United States of America. The book is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work.

 

In the tale, a long train must be pulled over a high mountain. Various larger engines... are asked to pull the train; for various reasons they refuse. The request is sent to a small engine, who agrees to try. The engine succeeds in pulling the train over the mountain while repeating its motto: "I-think-I-can".

 

Details:

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Exposure: 13 exposures (2,1.66.-1.33,-1,.66,.33,0,.33,.66,+1,+1.33,+1.66+2 EV)

Aperture: f/18

Focal Length: 35 mm

ISO Speed: 100

Accessories: Expodisc, Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote

Date and Time: 14 August 2009 04.03pm

 

Post Processing:

Imported into Lightroom

Exported 13 exposures to Photomatix

Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option

Re-imported back into Lightroom

Exported HDR and 0 EV exposure to CS3 and layered HDR on top of 0 EV

Brush tool to even out the sky

Curves layer for contrast

Hue/Saturation Layer (reds,greens,blues)

Noise reduction

Re-imported back into Lightroom

Dust removal in Lightroom

Sharpening in Lightroom

Added keyword metadata

Exported as JPEG

 

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Taken on August 14, 2009