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The Field of Poppies, Tasmania :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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The Field of Poppies, Tasmania :: HDR

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Its my short break at work now so I will do with a quick post. This is the first time I've seen acres & acres of white poppies in tassie. They are extremely beautiful to look at but according to one of the farm owner, these poppies are so highly potent.. they can kill a person if they pluck just a small handful to make heroine out of it. No wonder trespasser will be prosecuted! Hope everyone is doing well!

 

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The field of poppies in Tasmania

 

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 overall contrast

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation'(yellows) to desaturate the sunlight

- Used spot healing tool to remove stained spots in the sky

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

 

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Taken on December 26, 2009