Sunset @ Chinese Garden, Singapore :: HDR

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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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About

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

Photomatix

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

Photoshop

- 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

You

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

Music

Keith Urban - Shine

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  1. edmundlwk 55 months ago | reply

    really really beautiful shot! Never knew the chinese garden could look so surreal! The reflections on the calm water surface, the lens flare, all so awesome!!!

  2. Mark Emirali 55 months ago | reply

    thats some mirror there Artie and cool as colours and light, cracker

  3. Romain sauze...come back .. 55 months ago | reply

    you live in a beautyful country my friend and you have a great talent...
    have a good day ;)

  4. Marisa Gabín (*) 55 months ago | reply

    Un jardín paradisíaco!!! Hermoso!!!

  5. Justin Smith - Photography 55 months ago | reply

    The reflections and lighting are incredible.

  6. Fresnatic 55 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot. Perfect mirror reflection and wonderful sun ray. As always, vivid colors and detail.

  7. Chris Miles 55 months ago | reply

    Wow! That is a fantastic shot mate.

  8. SHaDaLSuuD 55 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!!!!

  9. Anna ॐ 55 months ago | reply

    wow! really amazing, i ll be courious to see the original :) but that is really stunning

  10. Moh'd Alwayil 55 months ago | reply

    great picture!

  11. williamcho 55 months ago | reply

    Dynamic shot! Love those dazzling colors!

  12. AV.372 55 months ago | reply

    sweet reflections!

  13. Michel Filion 54 months ago | reply

    Most excellent treatment!

  14. evy2010 53 months ago | reply

    sensational! love all the colors

  15. blablablablablablalblablbabla [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    great shot!

  16. gudun 47 months ago | reply

    love it!!

  17. ianmoss 95 31 months ago | reply

    well done what a brilliant shot

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