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True Colours :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #1 | 23.01.2009

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(Kisses to sweetie Mary again for helping with screenshot too! :)))


As mentioned before, I will post a Moonta Bay special every week so here's one to end the hectic week for me. Its going to be a long weekend here for us Aussies so a great time for me to chill out a bit. I am kind of enjoying my late night post for now.. sometime different for a change but most probaby will go back to morning post by next week. In the meantime, enjoy a fantastic friday ahead!! woohooo! weekend is just round the corner :P Cheers!


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The Moonta Bay at Yorke Peninsula, South Australia


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' (masters) to tone down overall saturation

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to slightly decrease the redness of the sky

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to correct & slightly tone up the sunset

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'photo filter' (yellows) to correct part of the shore

- Blended 1 layer mask effect of 0 EV single tonemapped hdr to correct various other parts

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




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




Phil Colins - True Colours



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Taken on November 15, 2008