The Spirit of Romanticism :: HDR

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Highest Position - Explore #3 | 22.01.2009 (Many many thanks!! :D)
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(Hugs to sweetie Mary for the screenshot too! thank you!)

Its very unusual for me to post at this time of the night :) i've been missing in action for my morning post today as u guess it..yes I was extremely busy & so running short of time at work that i can pull out my hair any minute...what kind of hair.. its up to u to guess depending on how filthy ur mind is lol! :P i'm definitely sure i'm very brain dead from work at this moment :) Honestly i need to have a good nite sleep now since its past 11pm. My eyes are pretty much going down on me but i will be back soon in the morning to catch up. When i'm sleepy, i feel rather romantic lol so here goes.. a shot i thought will set the mood. Take care & good night from down under! :)

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The Sunset At Eagle on the Hill

The Shot

Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) with tripod 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 increase the tone of the sky
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to decrease the lightness of sunset
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'level' to increase the brightness of the trees
- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to lighten the harshness
- Applied digital blending of another tonemapped hdr to correct the slight branch movement
- Used 'unsharp mask' (as always) on the background layer


All comments and constructive criticism are (as always) welcome


Tears for Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love

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  1. Marcos Vinicius back 64 months ago | reply

    Photo beautiful love

  2. hunter_q8t 64 months ago | reply

    charming shot king

    have a great weekend

  3. Murfomurf 64 months ago | reply

    Hey- a local on Explore! Amazing machinations with this one!

  4. Debasisphotography 64 months ago | reply

    looks like a magical verical landscape....specially the gradiant effect from cool to warm is phenomenon...

  5. Mine Beyaz 64 months ago | reply

    Nice title, lovely composition and lovely blue! Well, of course there are other nice colors too but the tone of blue is exceptionslly beautiful :)

  6. Jerri Johnson (away) 64 months ago | reply

    This shot is an artistic treasure! Seen in
    Trésors Artistiques

  7. Jessica Kirste 64 months ago | reply

    Wonderful capture! Congrats on making EXPLORE!!! =)

  8. Nik Fahmi 64 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shot yet again Artie. I've not even reach 50% of your skill.

  9. Trausti Ólafsson 64 months ago | reply

    Beautiful work, Artie, this is magical!!

  10. Geekstalt 64 months ago | reply

    Wow, Artie, only #3!!?! Should have been number -3!! This deserves better than 1!! Fantastic image, love it!

  11. Pétur Gunn Photograpphy 64 months ago | reply

    Great shot and treatment

  12. its like a calll 64 months ago | reply

    This is such an amazing shot!
    It's stuff like this, well pretty much all of your stuff, that makes me want to get out there and shoot :)

  13. Singing With Light 64 months ago | reply

    such a brilliant post, gorgeous colors and detail, especially love the colors in the sky, your work is inspiring
    Thanks for sharing your processing steps, something I need to learn

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  14. MadonnaJ 64 months ago | reply

    Wooow !!!!!
    Fantastic shot my friend !!! Well done

  15. Fionn Luk 64 months ago | reply

    Excellent treatment!! Very strong colours

  16. Eric Rousset 64 months ago | reply

    Very nice colors Artie,like the silhouette of the tree..Hop ur doing good ;-))

  17. Alex Marius 27 months ago | reply

    Great photo, the most i like at u is that u post it the p-processing, Congratulations!

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