Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Putney Apocalypse

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Nikon D70, Nikon 18-70 mm lens @ 18 mm, various speeds, f/4.5, ISO 200
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This was an experiment in taking a high dynamic range image with an infrared filter on. I took 3 images from a tripod over the Thames, then used Photomatix to combine them. There was very little 'Shopping done to it - just a vignette, the border, some Levels and a tiny bit of Curve. Although many people are quick to point out how unreal HDR makes clouds look, that's actually the effect of the infrared filter. All the HDR did in this image was put a bit of detail into the water, and the buildings on the left.

A few people I know have commented that they find it overprocessed and unnatural. Well, that was kind of the point! I've spent all week doing 'normal' photos for a film shoot and wanted to go a little crazy on something - in that respect, it was a huge success! ;)

UPDATE: This shot was voted as a 'Noteworthy' in the Photofriday.com 'Remarkable' contest. Thanks to everyone that nominated me!

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