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Mean Machine

Here is the next shot from my series Deconstruction.

I took this picture at night, it was kind of scary being there alone so I tried to get the shot as quick as possible.

I took 6 RAW (-3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2) and I blended them together to get the broadest light spectrum.

I kept the second longest exposure for the sky in order to have nice movement on the clouds.

I adjusted the exposure on the shovel and the building with the other less exposed shots. I then highlighted a bit the stars (they are real, not photoshopped!) and finally added a bit of contrast everywhere except the sky. At the end, I made a final small adjustment on the temperature and that's it!

I hope you enjoy it!

As usual, please leave some comments, feedback and critics! Thank you!!

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Taken on February 10, 2012