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Ahuriri River, Waitaki Valley, North Otago, South Island, New Zealand :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Ahuriri River, Waitaki Valley, North Otago, South Island, New Zealand :: HDR

I really gotta continue posting my nz pics otherwise they will slowly get faded away just like my past trips such as cambodia etc. anyway I rem the reason why I stopped at this river is cos i really need to urgently relieve myself :P Hold on... don't get me wrong.. i didn't pee into this river. i just did it around the bushland... can't have the nice tasty NZ spring water polluted by me :D esp when the water is amazingly clear & drinkable!

 

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About

 

The Ahuriri River in North Otago Region of the South Island of New Zealand

 

The Shot

 

Standard 3 exposure shots (+2..0..-2 EV) in RAW taken handheld

 

Camera :: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Lens :: Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Blended a 0 EV tonemapped hdr to show the clarity of the foreground

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (blues) to tone down the sky & water

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to tone down the mountain & trees

- Used slight 'unsharp mask' on the foreground of the background layer

 

Music

 

Foreigner - Urgent

 

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Taken on April 9, 2010