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God's Left Hand | The Cambodia Sunset :: HDR

Not sure what you all might see out of this shot but for me, I seriously see a left hand with the finger pointing to the left. Incredibly amazing! That's y I have processed it with a bit of a holy dreamy touch! This was taken on my first day in Cambodia & thus my first evening at Angkor Wat. The clouds just changed so fast within that 15 mins when the sun was setting. I have this feeling the cloud is trying to tell me something back then.....probably f*** off back to your hotel & stop taking shots of my sky! :P Have a rocking weekend! I will make it a lazy one for me! Have fun & cya soon!

 

View LARGE On Black to be my left hand :P

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About

 

Sunset outside 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 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase the contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'level' to lighten surrounding around the cloud

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'hue' (master) to tone up the grass

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (blues & magneta) to enhance the sky

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

- Applied noise reduction at selective area

 

Music

 

Joan Osborne - (What If God Was) One Of Us

 

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Taken on April 16, 2009