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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

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About

 

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

 

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) 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

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Crowded House - Don't Dream Its Over

 

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Taken on December 28, 2008