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Old Oct 25, 2004, 12:39 AM   #11
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I like them all but think number 3 is the most interesting. Ok, what are blended exposures?

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 12:46 AM   #12
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AhA! lol i was hoping someone would ask that...

well, due to the tiny dynamic range of digital cameras (film isn't much better...if it is at all) you can't get details in the shadows and highlights of a high contrast scene...for example, the third one i posted...that's two shots, blended in photoshop, one shot exposed so the path and surrounding trees look good, and then another so that the sky looks good....the sky (being a couple stops brighter than the trees and path) was blown way out in the "shadows" layer, and the path and trees were nearly black in the "highlight" layer

btw...."high contrast" scene would probably be considered any scene with a range of over 3-4 stops (4-5...maybe...i don't remember the dynamic range of the cameras...but anything above that lol)...our eyes can see 11 stops (if i am not mistaken)

here's a tutorial on it, and more info

http://luminous-landscape.com/tutori...xposures.shtml

this allows the shots i got yesterday...

btw....in the film world, it would cost a couple hundred dollars worth of split ND filters to get these effects, and it would be more of a "fade" (i can go into details with this....like around the trees...bad example here, cuz i didn't do that great of a job...but i can fine tune the PSD if i need to)

if you have any more questions, i'll be glad to answer them (if i can )

thanks for looking!

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 1:13 AM   #13
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Where in Photoshop is the 'Window/Tile' button? :roll:



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Old Oct 25, 2004, 1:36 AM   #14
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lol, he doesn't clarify that, but up where File, Edit, Image, Layers, Filters, Select, and all those lovely dropdown menus are...there's the "Window" one...it's the second to last one...right before help (about middle on the screen i think)

so you drop down that menu and "tile" should be listed...if it isn't in there, then go to "documents" and then "tile" should be in there...

lol, clear as mud right?



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Old Oct 25, 2004, 2:18 AM   #15
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Already tried Window in all three Photoshops I have and not there. I also don't find Documents. What PS are you using? How did you find tile or if you didn't what did you do? How funny I found Tile under Window in PSP8, unfortunately I find this a difficult to use program. Back to what you did.


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Old Oct 25, 2004, 9:13 AM   #16
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hm...that's weird...

i'm using CS, but i think it was in photoshop 7 too....

well, that really isn't important anyway

basically, you take two shots (on a tripod) of varying exposure, one brighter, one darker,

paste one on top of the other, and erase what you don't want from that layer, (or mask)

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Old Oct 25, 2004, 12:51 PM   #17
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Here is a shot I did this last spring using the blended exposure technique. I wanted to get the water blured without blowing out rest of the picture (it was a very sunny day.) I thinkit came out too bright but Iwill have to livewith it until I can get back up to the North Shore again.


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Old Oct 25, 2004, 1:13 PM   #18
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really nice pics!

I especially like #2, 3 and 4 very much!
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Old Oct 26, 2004, 10:48 PM   #19
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I like the tranquility of #2, but those reeds poking out at the top of the photo are a prickly reminder that I'm not miles away from anywhere...

This is just my opinion,. I think that if it were cropped so that the reeds were not there, it would have a more endless sense of peace and calm.

You do amazing work! I love the way the leaves curl up around the rocks like that in #4, too.


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Old Oct 26, 2004, 11:11 PM   #20
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ahh...forgot to post the "fixed" version of that one!

it's become my favorite from that shoot

enjoy

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