Samosir Sunset

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    Driving back from the waterfall on Samosir island it was getting late and the sun was setting over the hils behind the clouds at Lake Toba. I did a couple of HDR shots, despite knowing that I do not like to do HDR anymore I am still finding myself doing quick 3 exposure shots in the field, here's a stylized version of such a shot. I tried to mimic a painterly look without using Photoshop.

    Software used: Niksoft HDR Efex Pro, Adobe Lightroom

    Thanks for your comments and faves, critique welcome!
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    1. TheFella 36 months ago | reply

      Fantastic scene!

    2. Tim Poulton 36 months ago | reply

      I love this scene, amazing work!

      Love all the different cloud formations!

    3. camerabug2 36 months ago | reply

      Awesome dramatic scene!!

    4. Alexander Ipfelkofer 36 months ago | reply

      Thanks guys, still not sure about the processing though, lots of vignetting going on, i added 3 exposure spots leaving the right hill side a bit dark, maybe overdoing the exposure on the lake and finally the Luminance NR set to 100 may or may not work in favor of the whole piece. I think I will have to revisit this in postpro :)

      Old version:

    5. Lee and Lens 36 months ago | reply

      well isn't this just stunning, great capture

    6. C. Dastodd 36 months ago | reply

      love that sky! awesome!

    7. YYZDez 36 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture and amazing processing.

    8. TheRealPhoto 36 months ago | reply

      This Photo is beautiful!
      Great shot!
      I like it!

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    9. Juli1601 36 months ago | reply

      Amazing colours and brilliant sky!

    10. Edwin van Nuil Photography 36 months ago | reply

      I like this better indeed, still surreal but a great photo.
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    11. goodpix007 36 months ago | reply

      Oh my God! That's PureArt in Photography!

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