Sunset @ Chinese Garden, Singapore :: HDR

I first uploaded this shot to iFolio 2 weeks ago so this might not be new to some. Nonetheless its about time to post for non-iphone viewers too. As usual, I haven't had the chance to catch up with 99.9999% of you for the last week except when replying a few quick emails here & there. Therefore, like i always say, PLS.. dont have to comment or fave :) just enjoy (even if it suxs...really) ;) I will definitely try to find time to visit when i can. Cheers! Take care!


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The Sunset at the Singapore Chinese Garden


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 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' for different section of contrast

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

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to tone down the roof & pillars

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

- Applied slight noise reduction

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




Comment or fave are not essential... just sit back & indulge




Keith Urban - Shine



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Taken on April 14, 2009