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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O Por @ Kao San road
by Tzido
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take this photo in portrait style and process in my style.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 1st July, 2009 16:44 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 7th September, 2008
Focal length: 16 mm
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Notes: 1. Photoshop ==> layer 2. PhotoScape ==> backlight 3. dphdr ==> tone mapping
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