Lava Cave Reflection Lanzarote HDR

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    The Shot

    Cueva de los Verdes , the Green Caves is a part of a large lava tunnel system in northern Lanzarote. The caves can only be accessed as part of a guided tour every 20 minutes. In the caves artificial but subtle lighting has been added. This view is at the end of the Tour in the upper gallery. They are just kidding when they say photos of this view are not allowed. Photos are allowed at the end though best to wait until the crowd thins out and the flashes stop popping. The best view is from the left side.

    The pool is only about an inch deep but because of the absence of air movement it gives a perfect mirror reflection. Low light conditions like this really demonstrate the benefits of HDR, see the original image in my comment below.

    The picture was taken with a Sony A550 with a Sigma 10-20 wide angle zoom at 10mm. Taken on a Tripod. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs.

    Photomatix

    Outputted in Photomatix to detail enhancer. Click the Camera name top right for Exif details and the settings used.

    Photoshop

    General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance.

    Saturation layer reds with layer mask used to reduce red saturation in places bottom right

    Extra background layer with layer mask used with despeckle and dust and scratches filters to reduce white spots due to low light level noise in bottom right

    Original image -2EV copied in as new layer with layer mask and used to reduce highlights at far end of pool.

    Noiseware Pro

    Unsharp Mask

    Resources

    For Licensing and more pictures see Edwin Jones Photography

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    1. hein vlie 24 months ago | reply

      very nice work

    2. stan hope Off and on. 24 months ago | reply

      Stunning image my friend. Wonderful composition, detail and perfect light.

      Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent .Thank you for making Howards Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with its presence…………Stan

    3. Howard Brodsky 24 months ago | reply

      Great work!!!!!!!!!!!!! ... Truly Fabulous, and be proud as you have not only caught my eye but you have humbled me!!!!!!!!!!
      Hi I’m Howard ,and I just wanted to tell you, that you are talented beyond belief to have executed such an incredible perfect shot .This comment code awarded here for your work is a compliment that your work is so exceptional and I am so pleased to be able to show this level of work as part of Howards Gallery....considering we are now at our final level...seen here.........................................

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    5. Kevin Wedgworth 24 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making Howard's Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with its presence…………Kevin (moderator for Howard's Gallery)

    6. Philip Kuntz 24 months ago | reply

      Brilliant!

      Exceptional shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making Howards Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with it's presence…………Phil (M)

    7. .:[ Wx Photography ]:. 23 months ago | reply

      excellent shot, some amazing pp!!

    8. Philip Kuntz 8 months ago | reply

      Love this!

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      Your images are exemplary and very impressive. This beautiful shot meets the high professional standards required for inclusion to P.E.G. We truly hope that you take the time to post your magnificent image to our Gallery, joining the finest images seen on Flickr. Best regards, Phil

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    9. Turk Images 8 months ago | reply

      Superb details and lighting!!

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    10. cetch1 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future......Carol (Lead Moderator)

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    11. P. SuttonPhotography 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future......Pam (Moderator)

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    12. SunStones* 8 months ago | reply

      Hello, I am Maria , a Head Admin. and direct partner with Howard, Juan and Philip. My stamp of approval on your work signifies a serious stamp of approval and congratulations from me personally. Your work is wonderful, and is an example of superb photographic knowledge mixed with exceptional post work. Thank you for posting your incredible Art for P.E.G. You have made The Peg Gallery richer and we are VERY honoured to be allowed to display it and to be a home for this incredible image ………Maria

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    13. ~Simmy~ 8 months ago | reply

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    14. tracyholcombdesigns 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
      Your work is outstanding and i congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future......Tracy (Moderator)

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    15. Philip Kuntz 8 months ago | reply

      Thanks Edwin!

      This is an extraordinary photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at "PEG.”
      Your work is outstanding and I congratulate you…...thank you for making our Gallery richer with your contribution, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the near future...........
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    16. Christina Port 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
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    18. AIR BUS 8 months ago | reply

      This is an exceptional photo that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful photos on Flickr here at P.E.G.
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      Your exceptional photo deserves to be
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