Southbank of the Yarra, Melbourne :: HDR

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Highest Position - Explore #63 | 12.11.2008

A very common shot of the Yarra River among the Melbournians :) Its almost like a must to have a few shots if you have walked past that area LOL! Itchy hand sympton! That's it! :P

The treatment i've used on this hdr is not really my usual cup of tea as u know, i'm hardcore in terms of saturation and colours :P i love fruit juices btw.. maybe cos of the colours haha! love the rainbow flare but not everyone will like it tho.. just thought it adds a bit more vibrancy to the overall low tone. Have an enjoyable Thursday everyone!

View LARGE On Black to feel the sun :)
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The Southbank of the Yarra River in Melbourne

The Shot

Standard 3 exposure shots (+2..0..-2 EV) taken handheld using Sigma DC HSM 10-20mm lens


- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option


- Added 1 layer effect of 'curves' to increase the overall contrast
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (master) to decrease the overall saturation & lightness
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (blues & yellows) to maintain a slight tone to the sky & esp the sun
- Used 'unsharp mask' (as always) on the background layer


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


Cheap Trick - The Flame

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  1. Bryan Koorstad 77 months ago | reply

    I love everything about this photo, but especially the sky...

  2. tim.mcrae 75 months ago | reply

    wow, another great shot

  3. Daz /The duck daddy 73 months ago | reply

    great photo
    only ever see melborne in neighbours on tv
    they should show the city more as on your photo's it looks stunning

  4. Megan Nicole, 68 months ago | reply

    Oh my goodness. I can't wait 'til i take photography class next semester so i can learn to take a picture half as pretty as this one.
    Wow. I'm speechless.

  5. VINCENT MOYASHI 68 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called EYE ZOOM ! ESTHETIQUE ! ( INVITE ONLY ), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. clear_shot99 49 months ago | reply

    a real piece of art!
    awesome shot

  7. webertho 46 months ago | reply

    i love your work !

  8. carla silva 2010 44 months ago | reply

    that's incredible!!

  9. Beats189 41 months ago | reply

    Great work!!

  10. ฬℓ ΞĐ 41 months ago | reply

    Very Very nice <3<3

  11. eeeeNNN 39 months ago | reply

    Greta shot!
    if you have time...

  12. victor98_2001 31 months ago | reply

    excellent shot

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