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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.
Thursday, 18th June, 2009 (GMT)
Thursday, 25th June, 2009 – Wednesday, 1st July, 2009 (GMT)
Thursday, 2nd July, 2009 – Wednesday, 8th July, 2009 (GMT)
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...of a 2-8-4 Berkshire K-4 steam locomotive, built in 1943.
|Submitted:||Monday, 29th June, 2009 19:19 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Saturday, 27th June, 2009|
|Focal length:||12 mm|
|Shutter speed:||100/24999 sec|
|Notes:||A tone-mapped three shot image done in Photomatix Pro. I carefully hand-held these 1-stop bracketed exposures using the cameras 8fps burst rate to minimize alignment issues.|
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