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Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn, Bangkok, Thailand :: HDR

A flashback to my bangkok trip in 2009! wow how time flies! I was doing lots of cleanup on my 2009 folders yesterday & can't believe I have taken so many crap shots just in a yr alone!! some are so shitty that I've to say they are seriously not fit for human eyes consumption at all lol! Anyhow everytime i perform some house keeping on my hdd, i always find a number of folders which i have never imported into lightroom! far out! wtf have i been doing! This is one of them & sometimes these images just came as a surprise as i've long forgotten that i've taken them! :D

 

Anyway guess everyone is chilling out at work & looking forward to the holidays.. for me, its rather the opposite & i've pretty flat out with work so really looking forward to a good break soon! Take care & see u soonish again!

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About

 

The View of Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn, from Chao Phraya River in the Bangkok Yai district of Bangkok, Thailand,

 

The Shot

 

Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) in RAW

 

Camera :: Canon EOS Rebel XTi (400D)

Lens :: Canon EF-S 18-55mm Kit Lens

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Added 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' for overall contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'levels' to enhance the temple & foreground

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

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (yellows & greens) to desaturate the trees

- Applied 'unsharp mask' on the background

 

Music

 

Michael Jackson - Break of Dawn

 

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Taken on April 7, 2009