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Shimmering Shore (II) :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Shimmering Shore (II) :: HDR

A super oldie here with my beloved kit lens & amazingly the more i look at this, the more i like it haha! :P I don't normally feel that way honestly abut my shots. Anyway not feelin' my best & think i'm down with a bloody sore throat! Be healthy & have a smashing weekend!


View LARGE On Black to see the mini splash





The Glenelg Beach, South Australia


The Shot


Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) taken handheld using the Canon kit lens EF-S 18-55mm lens and polarized light filter




- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option




- Added 1 layer effects of 'curves' to increase the contrast

- Added 1 layer effects of 'level' to enhance the shimmering water

- Added 1 layer effect of 'saturation' to slightly decrease the overall saturation

- Applied dodging on the rocks

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




All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are (as always) welcome.




Trisha Yearwood - Nearest Distant Shore



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Taken on June 7, 2008