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The bugs are terrible! | by Russ Beinder
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The bugs are terrible!

View my portfolio at www.eclecticair.com.

 

It was a nice row across the lake to get this shot, but standing on the shore was mosquito hell. I picked off a few before I escaped back to the safety of the cabin.

 

I used a bit of trickery to get this shot as you see it. This is from a single Ektachrome slide, but my scanner was not able to do it justice. I created four exposures with the scanner then combined them using Photomatix to try and recreate the transparency. The biggest problem was a ton of noise in the lower right of the image from the most over exposed of the four. Using a number of layers I gradually darkened this area till the noise was not visible. It was fairly dark in the original also, but not quite as dark as you see here.

 

Playlist: Lodestar - Sarah Harmer

Out of the night, into the water

We push the boat from the shore

Breaking the air and the stillness of the bay

 

©2000 Sarah Harmer

 

From the album You Were Here

 

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Taken in July 1994