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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Stairs
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Photo of stairs taken in the town of Wetzlar in Germany
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Submitted: Sunday, 28th June, 2009 13:09 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 28th June, 2009
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Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
Notes: Use curves in CS. Used Highlight Hue,Temp, Saturation & Grad in Lightroom 2.2 to give more of a gritty/dirty look to the image.
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