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Sunrise boats in low tide :: HDR

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Third upload from the sunday morning February 8 by sunrise... the light was really great that day... this is a boat dock, looking the oposite side from the previous post... up left there can be seen a row of old harbor warehouses, now recovered for recreation, bars and restaurants, a very popular place to go meet friends... stop by, if you ever come to Lisbon!!


The shot


Standard 3 exposures HDR [-2,0,+2EV] in RAW/ISO100 at f/13 on a tripod using the 10-20 Sigma lens.




Tonemapped using the detail enhancer.




°Duplicated background layer with multiply blend mode, 64% opacity, to bring up the sky.

°General noise reduction.

°High pass sharpening.

°Blue desaturation.

°Increased shadows adjustment in 3%.

°A bit of levels for contrast.

°Some highlight dodging over the boats, water and houses.




All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are ( as always ) welcome.








Tips and tricks and quotations from here and there


A quotation today from John Sexton, the great master of landscape b&w photography:

It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I listen to!



And a Camera Raw tip: use the Fill Light slider to bring alive a backlit photo with too dark subjects. But you will notice that if you drag too much to the right, the dark shadows start to look a little washed out. To fix this, use the Blacks slider to bring back some richness to your deep shadow areas!



Have a great week you all!!


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Taken on February 8, 2009