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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Sunday Fishing
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3 exposures +/- 2 combined in Photomatix Pro and adjusted in Photoshop CS3. The details in the sky really popped out using tonemapping and were toned a bit for agied effect.
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Submitted: Thursday, 25th June, 2009 19:30 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 7th June, 2009
Focal length: 10 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
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