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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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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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I wanted to increase the graphic quality of the original shot to emphasize the color of the flowers and better separate them from the background. Layer blending and some tonal adjustment was used to darken the background while increasing the intensity of the flowers. Slight Orton Effect was used to create a luminous effect.
|Submitted:||Thursday, 25th June, 2009 02:20 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Sunday, 17th May, 2009|
|Focal length:||70.2 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/250 sec|
|Notes:||Edited in Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate. 3 layers blended using hard light and multiply, various transparencies.|
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