True Colours :: HDR

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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!

 

View LARGE On White to see the true colours!

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About

 

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

 

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' (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

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Phil Colins - True Colours

 

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