Thursday, April 06, 2006 - Sunset



Blogger 壁虎 said...

This picture is a photomontage of two quite unsuccessful shots taken some time back. Picture 1 is the background of the sky, which was actually taken through the window of a restaurant on the 60th storey. Picture 2 is a shot taken for my cousins.

Post-processing process:
Duplicate original photo and blend it as soft light, adjusted the first level and curve to darken photo, adjusted second level to lighten photo, crop out the couples from another picture to make it into a silhouette. The orange and black area had been burn with history brush to remove the reflections on the glass, the blue and white area of the sky had been lighten and brighten with the dodge tool.

Comment it. I'm listening. :)

taken: 4/1/2006
camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS (Prosumer camera)
aperture: f/8
exposure compensation: 0 step
metering: pattern
flash: not fired
image quality: JPEG
cropping: minor cropping

Thursday, April 06, 2006 5:23:00 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like the silhoullete of the coulpes on the bottom...making a great mood for the sunset, great capture:-)

Thursday, April 06, 2006 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Thanks outdoorexposure! :)

Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Nice one! Some great post processing ;-)

Friday, April 07, 2006 1:02:00 AM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Thanks Ashish!!!!

Friday, April 07, 2006 1:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Julien said...

You should use a noise reduction program, the upper right corner of your sky could be seriously better ;)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 3:34:00 AM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Hmm.. is there any free noise reduction program for download? I can't afford any softwares yet.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Julien said...

Perhaps you could have a look to Picture cooler, there seems to be a free version but i don't know the limitation compared to the commercial one that is only 15$.

Cheers !

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:43:00 PM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Thanks Julien, I've downloaded it trying to figure out how it works. Seems pretty easy but I haven't seen the difference in the reduction of noise yet.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 5:40:00 AM  
Blogger caithlin said...

I don't mind the noise ... on the contrary, it's like a personal signature to identify your photos . Impressive sky and the silhouettes make the finishing touch . Well done !

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:52:00 AM  
Blogger 壁虎 said...

Thanks caithlin! =D

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 12:08:00 PM  

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