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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Simulated night shot from a daylight picture
Submitted: Monday, 29th June, 2009 08:06 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 7th April, 2007
Focal length: 27.2 mm
Shutter speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 160
Notes: Simulated night shot from a daylight picture
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