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Stanley Park

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I took this picture a couple weeks ago while at Stanley Park. I had to take this picture a couple times as people kept walking into the shot. I tried to compose this picture in a certain way to include the Lions Gate Bridge right between the trees. At first I had a very high aperture but the original exposure picture was a little too dark so I decreased the aperture to f/5. I probably shouldn't have dropped it so low as it was focused on the bridge and the trees became a little out of focus. This is an HDR Image made from three exposures (-2, 0, 2).

Here's the Original

How it was processed:

1. Imported into camera raw to remove Chromatic Aberations and then exported as tiffs.

2. Merged and tonemapped with photomatix.

3. Imported into photoshop and used topaz adjust to correct the exposure and I removed the noise with Topaz denoise. I then used the clone stamp tool and healing brush to remove some distracting stuff from the forground and some spots in the sky.

4.I then imported it into lightroom where I corrected the white balance, increased the vibrance & clarity, fixed the exposure (with graduated filters + the new lightroom 4 adjustments), added some sharpening and finished off with a slight vignette.

Taken at f/5, 1/350s, ISO 100 @18 mm.

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Taken on May 13, 2012