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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Variable mineral composition of the moon leads to tiny colour differences. "Noisefree" white balanced moon shots with increased saturation show: Dark blue: Metal rich (Ti, Fe) basalts Dark magenta: Metal poor basalts Light yellow/orange: Continental highlands, basin ejecta White long stripes, white or light blue patches: recent impact ejecta Production: 16x CR2(saturation max) -> 16bitTiff->32bit PS->Shift Combine->Ligths/Shadow adj., strong sat. lift->16bitPS->Lab (ab smooth)->jpg (crop,resize
Submitted: Thursday, 25th June, 2009 06:23 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 2nd April, 2009
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/25 sec
Aperture: F0
ISO: 400
Notes: 16 pictures, original 0.36“ / pixel scale, custom white balanced on moon
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