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Misty hills at sunrise

EXPLORED!!! Highest position: 41 on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

 

Back to black and white. This one had great colors, but b&w gives a lot more mood.

 

I'm relaxing, enjoyng some time on Flickr, going out partying...

Next week I'm leaving for a few days, I'm sure you'll see the photographic results...

 

Hope you're having a great time.

 

The shot

Again, from my Tuscany trip.

 

The Processing

 

Photoshop: (from ONE Exposure)

 

- Converted to black and white with the Black and White tool

- Used levels to enhance contrast

- Applied curves to higher contrast even more

- Copied the background layer and multiplied the sky (with a gradient mask)

- Used an overlay layer to improve light

- Merged all layers and blended the resulting one (at 25% opacity) on Soft Light mode

- Added a Hue/Sat layer to warm up colors a little

- Added a subtle vignette

- Used three overlay layers to adjust light

- Made some cloning to remove little distracting objects

- NOT applied noise reduction nor sharpening

- Framing and signature.

 

Take a look at it, LARGE on Black :

Misty Hills at sunrise, on Black

  

@ You all

Comments, faves and critiques are always welcomed!

   

I spent a little time on this processing, I would appreciate some honest feedback on it.

If you think I've pushed it too far, just let me know it.

 

Have a great time!!!

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Taken on April 10, 2009