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Old Dec 11, 2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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A billboard in West L.A. Not spectacular, but I thought it was a fun scene. When I took a 0 Ev shot, I saw some "blinkies" on review - clipping in both highlights and shadows, though the over-all shot wasn't bad. So I bracketed and put it together with photomatix. I did two crops, I think I like this one the best overall:



But part of the story gets lost a bit, so I did another crop:



To show that the poster isn't being glued to a billboard, but rather being painted on the side of a building (full frame):

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Old Dec 12, 2010, 9:27 AM   #2
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#1 works for me too. Nice picture.
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Old Dec 13, 2010, 10:44 PM   #3
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Mtngal, it has a science fiction movie trailor look to it, your crop is really done nicely. Love the guy painting in the shot! Gives a lot of perspective to it. Good going, well done!

It is hard to imagine what artistic skills it takes to paint something like this, so huge, a stroke at a time, Brilliant
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I can't imagine how he could get everything where it was supposed to go, looking right either. It took him several days (maybe a week? Didn't really notice) to do it. The crop didn't really need exposure bracketing as the dynamic range wasn't all that big. But it was necessary for the full picture - there was a lot blown out in the middle exposure, along with a little clipping in the darks. It's a 5 frame set combined in Photomatix. If nothing else, it was the easy way to try to mitigate the effect of the shadow.
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