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Truly Australia (II) :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #5 | 25.01.2009 (Many many thanks!! :D)

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Today is our Australia Day! therefore no monday blues here! :D ........

& "HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY" to all my aussie mates in flickr! .......

& "GONG XI FA CAI" to my chinese friends who are celebrating Chinese New Year with their family now! ~ i'm missin' out again for the 4th year! :'(


Anyway with no surprise, I've to post something today that again truly represents Aussie and our lifestyle! ;) There you go... our famous kangaroo & wines. I'm actually quite surprised to find this sign located so near to a vineyard but i believe its meant for us to watch out for kangaroo in the next 5km or so. Can't imagine having kangaroos hopping around in vineyard.. i'm sure that would not go down well ... or perhaps it will :P when dinner is kangaroo steak & red wine! perfect dining meal for us aussies anytime LOL! Enjoy a great day ahead! & for to start the day at the gym & preparing for the beach! :P






The vineyard somewhere in the country side of South Australia.. many many hours drive from Adelaide


The Shot


Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) taken handheld 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' (yellows) to tone down the sign

- Added 1 layer mask effects of 'saturation' (blues) to adjust the lightness of the sky

- Blended 1 layer mask effect of 0 EV single tonemapped hdr shot to correct the leaves

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




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




John Williamson - True Blue



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Taken on December 28, 2008