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The Pagodas at the Singapore Chinese Garden :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #1 | 08.05.2009 (Thank u kindly always!)

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(Big cheers to Frank for the ss!)

 

Me feeling real slow today... slow reaction & to top it up..i've got a real slow internet connection as well. Had a hard time even trying to upload this shot. I've just used up my download limit for the month :)) so i'm just connected at 64kbps which is real sad! Therefore pls bear with me while i get back my fast connection tomorrow & everything will be hunky dorey! & yes thank goodness weekend is here for me soon! HAVE LOTSA FUN everyone! Catch u on again soon! ;)

 

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About

 

The Singapore Sunset with the Twin Pagodas at the Chinese Garden

 

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' (blues) to darken the sky

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to tone down the brightness of tiles

- Applied noise reduction

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

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden

 

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