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The Archibald Fountain, Sydney :: HDR

Explore Frontpage | 05.01.2009 (Thank you all baby! :D)

(Hugs to my sweet bitch Dave for the initial explore update! & big thanks to Johnny for capturing the screenshot for me! :)))))

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I managed to land myself in Sydney during my driving trip but i was there barely for less than 24 hours :P So gotta seize the chance of snapping any photos even tho the weather was not very giving on that day... overcast & became stormy later. Nonetheless since i used to live there before, I know where to roam quickly :) This is my all time favorite angle of this fountain so hope you will enjoy this with me! :D


Sick of all the notes? ;) ->View LARGE On Black to get sprayed! :P





The Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park, Sydney


The Shot


Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) taken handheld 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' (master) to slightly decrease the overall saturation

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to enhance the sky & reflection of the fountain

- Brushed the flowing water to give it a more silky feel

- Applied slight dodging along the fountain

- Stamp cloned away some obstructing lens flare

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




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




TLC - Waterfall



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Taken on December 27, 2008