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Vision of a Sunset :: HDR

Explore Frontpage | 04.12.2008

(Overwhelmed here! Thank you so much! U rock my friday as always! :D...

& a big thanks to Chris for the update & Sally for capturing the screenshot for me too)

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Thank goodness its Friday AGAIN! Since it’s a great day, I should post this latest shot taken just last weekend. This is the only shot I’ve processed so far in the memory card … I actually haven’t really look at the rest of the 100s yet... I just picked the first set when I did a quick browse...anyway they will all look kind of the same to me so it doesn’t really matter LOL! Hopefully there will be better ones when I dig more over the weekend :D honestly I’m getting really lazy lately. I will do more processing soon if I’ve the inspiration :D & not be a couch potato in front of the TV.

 

HAPPY COUNTDOWN TO THE WEEKEND MY ROCKIN’ FLICKR BABIES (YES ALL OF U! :P)

 

View LARGE On Black if its a must :P

* No ND filter used in this shot as I’m a poor tied-ass boy to afford any more accessories especially after the purchase of my Sigma lens :D

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About

 

The Sunset at Maslin Beach (Not the nude beach part! Haha!)

 

The Shot

 

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

Standard 1 exposure shot (-4 EV) using Time Value of 15s (for capturing water movement)

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

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

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows & reds) to slightly desaturate the harshness

- Blended 1 layer mask effect of 0 EV exposure tonemapped shot to enhance the details of the rocks

- Blended 1 layer mask effect of - 4 EV exposure shot to further enhance the smooth movement of the water

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

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

New Order – True Faith (Future Mix DiscoTech Mix)

 

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Taken on November 29, 2008