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The Blaze of the Past Glory :: HDR

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I've been so tired & totally unmotivated since last week.. still feelin' kinda crappy so that kinda explains for my missing in action for the last few days ;) Really... just feel like sleeping early & waking up late everyday & let my life drift away haha! Need a big holiday NOW!! Anyway good night to everyone & hope u all have a great evening or day ahead!! cheers! :))))))

 

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About

 

The WWII plane monument at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

 

The Shot

 

Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) taken handheld 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' (yellows) to enhance the shine

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

- Applied slight dodging along the side of the plane

- Corrected many parts of the plane with cloning, healing tools etc

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

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Bon Jovi - Blaze of Glory

 

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Taken on December 25, 2008