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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Submitted: Monday, 29th June, 2009 14:01 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 1st February, 2009
Focal length: 12 mm
Shutter speed: 5 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 200
Notes: 3 RAW -> HDR -> Tone mapping
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