The Shadow Knows

Challenge #2 in the Technology Enabling Art series. Hosted by ProfHankD.
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Tone mapping has been a well-respected artistic tool at least since Ansel Adam's book "The Print" -- but it required a set of darkroom techniques that were difficult to master. Now tone mapping is possible in-camera using contrast and exposure settings, shadow adjustment, etc. Image editing software on a computer allows even more complex transformations: HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing, levels adjustments, retinex, dodge/burn, etc. The challenge here is to use tone mapping to make a photograph express your artistic vision rather than what the camera literally saw.
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Colour Moon
Another Run
Sunday Fishing
Singapore Flyer 2009
Edge of the World
Shadow
Kao Luang Petchburi Thailand
Antwerp Cathedral Tower
The eight...
Pico vulcan - Azores - Portugal
Sunset Beach
Bleeding Hearts
O Por @ Kao San road
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Metallic Rose
Fall From A Plane
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