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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First Among Equals
Eilean Donan Castle
The Memorial
Florencia
Bomber
Sunrise Glory
Curacao
THe two chairs
Michigan Avenue in Chicago
Sailing
coffee break
The Shadow knows
Suns of Paris
The Beach
Lake Heron
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Metallic Rose
Fall From A Plane
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