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When the Water Meets the Rocks :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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When the Water Meets the Rocks :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #2 | 23.10.2008 (You all rock my friday! i'm going to get myself pissed right now! Thank u! :D)

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Ha! I did manage to squeeze out another hdr for the end of the week! Damn this is a tough squeeze & I’ve no juice left (Pls don’t ask me what sort of juice LOL!) so hope you will enjoy my rocky shots as much as myself! I guess rocks & water can’t go that wrong :P Not sure how my friday is going to turn out as its still early.. but even if it becomes shithouse, hey the weekend is just around the corner & the thought just gets me going! Worries free & get back all the sleep I love! *Artie loves Snoring :P* Have fun!


View LARGE On Black to feel the rushing tides ;)





The Rushing Tides at the Glenelg Beach


The Shot


Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) with tripod using Sigma DC HSM 10-20mm lens




- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option




- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase the contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows & blues) to tone up part of the sky

- Blended in +2 EV exposure shot to enhance the lightness of the rocks

- Applied slight dodging on the dark area of the rocks

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




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




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YES! I’m a suxer for ballads! Esp those 80/90s ones.. ahhh down the sweet memory lanes :P



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Taken on September 21, 2008