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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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Old Oct 2, 2012, 02:43 AM   #9
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I posted this under September...

Here's one of the first photographs from our recent trip to Yosemite. Plenty more to come.

This one is a 3 exposure blend in photoshop using luminosity masks.

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Here's one of the first photographs from our recent trip to Yosemite. Plenty more to come.

This one is a 3 exposure blend in photoshop using luminosity masks.

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Wow this is incredible. I use photomatix to mix different exposures but this looks so amazing. I will have to do some research on using luminosity masks and give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

Here is mine. This is Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park in Maine. I used three exposure in photomatix and then remixed in some of the originals in photoshop to get this result.


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Wow this is incredible. I use photomatix to mix different exposures but this looks so amazing. I will have to do some research on using luminosity masks and give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hi, I have never used Photomatix but have used Nik's HDR pro and I've found that it's hit or miss with the software approach. Sometimes results are pretty good, but in general it seems that mostly in transition zones the software doesn't know what to do and results are compromised.

I am thinking of creating a video or series of video tutorials about luminosity masks. They can be a bit confusing to get started but well worth the effort to learn and as a way to do advanced selections and advanced masking, nothing will beat them.
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This one looks as though it's been Photoshopped, but it hasn't -- which is why I'm posting it. If I saw it somewhere else, I'd be suspicious. It was just the right combination of the white on the wings, light, focus, etc.

Nikon D800, handheld, ISO100, 70-200, f7.1 @1/200. RAW image minimally-modified with Lightroom 4, yesterday in the Los Angeles National Forest.

I've been using the 70-200 since July, and I'm more and more impressed with what it can do. Yeah, it's big and heavy -- but what IQ! When I swap it with the 28-300 I see differences, but of course I know which is which. In a few days I'll do a blind test.
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I posted this under September...

Here's one of the first photographs from our recent trip to Yosemite. Plenty more to come.

This one is a 3 exposure blend in photoshop using luminosity masks.

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This is a beautiful treatment of a lovely shot.... did I read somewhere that you'll put up something to show us how to use this luminosity stacking ? Mine for today... moon over Parry Sound on Georgian Bay. The weather here has been marvellous. Doylem, you mention your weather is getting worse. I hope it dries up soon...

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This is a beautiful treatment of a lovely shot.... did I read somewhere that you'll put up something to show us how to use this luminosity stacking ?
Hi Barry,

Thank you for your kind words. I am in the process of recording tutorial videos and as soon as they are ready I'll message you privately. I don't know what the rules of the group are in terms of promoting one's work openly so I'll keep it private and avoid any issues.
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Thank you for your kind words. I am in the process of recording tutorial videos and as soon as they are ready I'll message you privately. I don't know what the rules of the group are in terms of promoting one's work openly so I'll keep it private and avoid any issues.
I'd be interested in this too if you wouldn't mind
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I posted this under September...

Here's one of the first photographs from our recent trip to Yosemite. Plenty more to come.

This one is a 3 exposure blend in photoshop using luminosity masks.

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Beatiful pic. Might I ask which camera/lens you're using? (sorry I know you probably answered that questions before).
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Beatiful pic. Might I ask which camera/lens you're using? (sorry I know you probably answered that questions before).
This particular photograph was shot with a Canon 60D and Sigma 17-50 2.8 at f/11

I am debating whether I want to trade that Sigma for a Canon 17-40L. You see, the Sigma has been good to me but more and more I'm growing dissatisfied with soft corners. Also, I am planning on going for a full frame camera (eventually at least) and that lens will not work with a FF camera.
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It was a sunny and foggy morning here. I managed to get this shot with my iPhone 5 before the light went away. I tried it with my Canon 60D, but I screwed up focus and then the light went away. So this is the best I got. No purple flare in this iPhone shot, either.

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