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The Shine of Life - HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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The Shine of Life - HDR

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I reckon i will be most probably posting similar shots from my previous collection for the next few days :P Work has been keeping me busy busy & stressy stressy therefore no play for Artie!


This is another angle of the 2 weir shots i posted earlier on. This time i'm not standing at the top of the stone platform... instead right in the middle of the it on a pretty small rock with water running around me :D Whether i am at the top or bottom of the weir, either way if i make a bad leap, i'll be going down with the water... to never neverland sewage maybe haha! Honestly i was really glad that i managed to take all the shots i wanted. It was kinda scary that i could pee in my pants.. oh well, no one can tell anyway :P will just flow right down with the water LOL!






The weir at Linear Park (not again!) but with ray of lights, lens flare & the swirl! ;)


The Shot


Standard 3 exposures shots (-2..0..+2EV) with tripod using the Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens and a polarized light filter




- Added a layer effect of 'curves' to increase the contrast

- Added a layer effect of 'saturation' of green for the leaves on the trees & blues for the flow of water

- Used 'unsharp mask' ( as always ) on the background layer




All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are ( as always ) welcome.



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Taken on June 15, 2008