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In case you were tired of this pier ... | by pixelmama
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In case you were tired of this pier ...

... I apologize in advance for bringing you yet another one!


This is #7 in the series {and that doesn't even take into account the ones I posted on Instagram}! If you are interested in seeing the Instagram versions, you can check out my Instagram gallery here: I'd love to find out who else is on Instagram!!


As you can see from the SOOC in comments, I slid the heck out of this image. The originals below are the middle & under-exposed images of a 3-bracket set. The over-exposed image was totally blown out. The sky in the under-exposed image of the set is what I was going for in the sky, but the surfers were too dark and not in a good position like the middle exposure image. I started with an image blend, but it was a hand-held bracket shot and it didn't line up at all! Imagine that! *note to self: use tripod for bracketed shots*


To begin my slide, I selected the middle-exposure image and processed using my standard Photoshop edits {levels, H/S, etc.}. I then opened it in RadLab . I really like RadLab with the endless possibilities and tweaking you can do with it.


The final step was a fine-tuning in Nik Viveza. Of all the plug-ins I have, I think I use Viveza the most. The final image looks completely different, doesn't it? Sliding is so much fun!


Hope everyone is having a Marvelous & Happy Sliders Sunday!!

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Taken on April 3, 2012