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The AMP Tower, Sydney :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #2 | 18.02.2009 (Thank u so much! xoxoxo :))

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I'm still working hard to catch up on your photostreams therefore thanks so much for your kind understanding! :)) You all rock my cute little bitchy stressful world! & I mean it! Not that all of you want to be my bitches ..hmm perhaps some might LOL!

 

I don't normally do night hdr as you might have noticed cos it can turn out looking like crap but of coz not mine LMAO! just kiddin'! :P Actually i'm not LOL! i post this one as an exception cos i've not seen anyone done this compo before in flickr... This is 'Artie Does Sydney" special! Hmmm.. sounds a bit like "Debbie Does Dallas" porn tho haha! For those of you who likes long big dingie, i'm sure this tower fits into your bill (or whatever you want it to fit into lol!) Without a doubt, this beats my truckie daddies' chrome pipes. To make it better, this even has a big head that lights up too! wow! So don't be shy ladies.. just feel free to touch or stroke it, u will love it!! Guys can join in too if you are interested! ROFL! :P

 

View LARGE On White (sorry for low resolution!)

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About

 

The Sydney Tower (aka AMP Tower) behind the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park

 

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' (master) to slightly decrease the overall saturation

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to enhance the lightings of the fountain

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (greens) to enhance the trees

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'photo filter' (violet) to enhance part of the sky

- Brushed the flowing water with a layer mask effect of white to give it a more silky feel

- Blended 1 layer mask effect of -2 EV shot to correct the overblown lightings

- Applied noise reduction mostly on the sky

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

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Roxette - Its Must Have Been Love

 

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