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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Natural Bridge
Salem, MA: lighthouse
"Intact"
Fantasy land in Santorini
Oia Windmill
Waterfall
Bison in Yellowstone
Tug boat in Portsmouth
heat and light
Sunset at Sunnyside Subway Station, New York.
O yes, the shadow nose
Bad gas mileage
Girl of the Shadows
Horses
grand teton
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Metallic Rose
Fall From A Plane
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