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Old Nov 11, 2005, 5:28 PM   #1
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This is from the same trip as my last post - it is, in fact a composite of two images, one under and one over exposed. The highlights in the top r.h.s. are still somewhat blown out, and it's a little dark in a lot of the rest of the photo, but it looks a heck of a lot better than either of the two images it came from. I'm posting this partly because I was going through the photos I took and realised I had to with exactly the same framing, but one over, one under. It reminded me of what klfatcj said in his reply to my last post:

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"The water pics were taken at with two exposures - one long to get the smoothed out effect and one short to get the drops/stop action - and the layersblended. The overall effect made it look much more natural. Obviously, the smooth effect is the desired one at times. "

... so I thought I'd give it a try.

Comments and critique very much welcomed.

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 5:34 PM   #2
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that came out really nice mate,
i really like this shot. something i could definately hang on my wall



nice work


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Old Nov 11, 2005, 5:42 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch for the positive feedback!


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Old Nov 11, 2005, 6:07 PM   #4
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i like it.. maybe open up the shadows a bit in photoshop and i think you will like it even more!

but do it in a layer mask.. then unmask it in the sky so it evens out the exposure..
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 6:53 PM   #5
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Thanks again, Dustin. I'm working on that now, and I'll post the results if I get a chance. I really appreciate your help.

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Old Nov 11, 2005, 7:57 PM   #6
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I had a go at boosting the shadows, and took down the highlights a little too. I couldn't quite work out how to do it with the layer mask... not as PS literate as some!

Here's the 2 slightly different results I came up with; thanks again for the comments, and feel free to jump in (again).

(I may have gone over the top with the editing? I don't know...)
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Old Nov 11, 2005, 8:02 PM   #7
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second attempt:
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 9:47 AM   #8
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the last one is the best.......i have had similar probs because waterfall are normaly in a dark valley and when its sunny the contrast can be murder to cope with. i try wait till sun is a bit less bright

did u notice the face that as begun to appear ??

towards the top left looks like a face to me and even make out a shirt collar



nice shot though
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 1:10 PM   #9
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The final edit is a winner. Nice work.
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Old Nov 12, 2005, 3:26 PM   #10
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The composition is nice. The shot makes me want to go there.

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