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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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3 exposures +/- 2 combined in Photomatix Pro and adjusted in Photoshop CS3. The details in the sky really popped out using tonemapping and were toned a bit for agied effect.
|Submitted:||Thursday, 25th June, 2009 19:30 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Sunday, 7th June, 2009|
|Focal length:||10 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/640 sec|
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