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The Spirit of Romanticism :: HDR

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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About

 

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

 

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 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

 

You

 

All comments and constructive criticism are (as always) welcome

 

Music

 

Tears for Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love

 

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