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Golden Gate Sunrise

This is a redo from a shot taken a few years back. I liked the first one out but this one has a more simplified process. The sky came out way more even.

This was my first time visiting the Golden Gate. We arrived so early in the morning and after all the shots I took at this location on this morning this one was my first shot and best in my opinion.

How do you take a bad shot at this location, i think it is impossible.

 

The Shot:

>4 panels of 3 HDR shots +2, 0, -2. Total shots 12

 

Processing:

>Each 3 shot panel brought into Raw, Transfered to Tiffs and brought into Photomatix

>Photomatix-Detail Enhancer and saved as 16 bit Tiffs

>4 Panels brought into Photoshop-Copied one over the other

>Choose all 4 panels and Auto Aligned and Blended-Then Flattened

>Lab Color

>Nik Color Efex Pro-Pro Contrast

>Nik Color Efex Pro-Tonal Contrast-Water only

>Adjustment Layer-Levels-Overall contrast darkening

>Adjustment Layer-Hue/Sat-Decrease saturation of reds in bridge

>Adjustment Layer-Filter Blue-Sky only and Opacity adjusted to taste

>Cropped and stretched

>Topaz Adjust InFocus for sharpening

>Framed and sized for posting

 

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Taken on November 13, 2009