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Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Wave Rock, Hyden, Western Australia :: HDR

Thanks heaps for all your feedback on my previous post. i was actually quite hesitant to post that shot & was kinda expecting less than 20 ppl to like it so thanks again for your positive support! that gives me a great boost to try more wacky stuff in the near future :P Well, i'm pretty sure many think i'm rather wacky myself so what's really new eh! lol!

 

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About

 

Sunrise with the Wave Rock in Hyden, Western Australia

 

Wave Rock is composed of granite and is about 14 m (47 ft) high and around 110 m (350 ft) long. The 'wave' formation was formed 60 million years ago by subsurface chemical weathering followed by removal of the soft weathered granite by fluvial erosion, thus the weathering occurred below ground level before it was exposed. The end result is an undercut base, leaving a round overhang.

 

The Shot

 

Standard 3 exposure shots (+2..0..-2 EV) in RAW with tripod

 

Camera :: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens :: Canon EF 17-40mm F/4L USM

Tripod :: Manfrotto 055XPROB with 322RC2 head

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Added 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' for different area of contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'level' (reds) to tone down the sunrise

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

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

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'photo filter' (warm filter) to slight warm the sky

 

Music

 

Beach Boys - Surfin' USA

 

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Taken on September 20, 2010