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The Art of a Train Engine :: HDR

Crap Challenge #1


Good day & how is everyone here? I've been really flat out at work for the past week & ended up too tired for flickr.. hope life's being good for all of u so far! :) Its good to be back & here i'm posting a crap shot. I have given myself a challenge to see if i can make any crappy things look good. During my tassie trip, I went on a mission in search for some dirty, rusty crap stuff along the way. Now I present my own Crap Challenge (CC) #1 shot! :D I know the compo for this is not that great but really the best i can do as its very cramp & i've no space to shift around. Now your turn to judge - is this CRAP or WRAP?


View SUPER LARGE On Black to lick some dirt! :P





The Engine of a Train at Deloraine, Tasmania


The Shot


Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) in RAW with tripod using Sigma DC HSM 10-20mm lens




- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option




- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase the overall contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation'(reds) to desaturate the base

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



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Taken on December 26, 2009