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lighthouse reprocessed

Bimjo

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Ok, I was bored a bit ago and reprocessed a shot that I took the same time as those in the "Clover Island at night" post. I did dark & light versions of the same RAW file, combined them in the CS5 HDR module adjusted to taste, including reduced luminace/saturation in the blue/cyan slider in a saturation layer to kill the blue in the sky.

Then I layered that over the dark frame and used the eraser tool to erase the street light bloom in the HDR layer. A little straighten the horizon/crop and viola!

Here's the version I posted on my blog originally:

NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/11.0    1/1s    ISO 100


And the one I just reprocessed:

NEX-5N    E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS    18mm    f/11.0    1/1s    ISO 100
 

Halka

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Ľubomír Brindza
I don't really think the original photo needed the HDR treatment. Thing with HDR is, it can be really hard to pull off right (potentially leading to exaggerated noise, haloing, washed-out colors, etc. etc.).

Subjectively, I'm not crazy about the sky as it is now (unless, of course, you went for the bleak look on purpose). Otherwise, there is a slight halo around the lighthouse you might want to mask out.
 
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