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The Three Sisters, Blue Mountain :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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The Three Sisters, Blue Mountain :: HDR

This was processed last night just before i head off to bed. This is most probably the only composition or angle anyone can take when they get to this point by feet unless one can fly haha! There are not much area we can roam around since it is so freakin' high like over 3000 feet above sea level! As i am leaning over the railings at the lookout, i already feel as if i'm suffering from vertigo! No wonder my legs have become a bit jelly lately still :P


View LARGE On Black if u wish to suffer from vertigo :P





The Three Sisters Situated at Echo Point, Blue Mountain near Katoomba, New South Wales (Read About the Legend)


The Shot


Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) taken handheld with support of railings 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' (blues) to tone up section of the sky

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

- Blended 1 layer mask effect of another of the same shot (tonemapped hdr) to enhance the rocks & vegetations

- 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 December 28, 2008