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The Dawn of Angkor Wat :: HDR

Highest Position - Explore #3 | 05.06.2009 (Thank you all so much :)))

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Another classic composition & angle of the sunrise of Angkor Wat. When i got to this place that morning before 6am, it was already packed with hundreds of locals & tourists waiting to capture this magical moment. Luckily i managed to crawl around & squeeze in between someone's armpit just to get this shot LOL! With such hardwork & effort from me, I seriously hope u will like it .. if not love it haha! kiddin' :P Have a smashing weekend ahead!

 

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About

 

Sunrise at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

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 'level' to lighten the temple

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows) to adjust the tone of sunrise

- Used a slight amount of 'unsharp mask' (as always) on the background layer

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Taylor Swift - Love Story

 

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Taken on April 17, 2009