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Exposure Fusion

Exposure Fusion
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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2012-02-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon ID IV, 24-70 / 2.8 L
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-17 7:20
Viewed: 1170
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last week I was looking at Doug's beautiful work (Caledonia) and asked him how he prepared his shot. He gave me great instructions which I have started to use.

What Doug is doing is increasing the Dynamic Range without using Tone Mapping using Photomatix set for Exposure Fusion. Using this method several images are blended and the result is more realistic.

This shot is a blended image of five shots taken one full step apart. The shot was blended in Photomatix and refined a little in CS5 then converted to black and white. Using NIK's Viveza the Structure was increased slightly.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-02-17 7:26]


quelle compo et iamge superbe ces gros troncs da'rbres fantastique cpatage e tiamge avec ce personnage en tout petit qui donne bien l'échelle et l'ouverture entre les deux arbres, grandisoe compo.

bravo et amitié


Boa tarde Roger,

An excellent lesson of photograph.
Excellent work.

Hi Roger,
Good details in this Exposure Fusion technique. I like the final result from five exposures!
Good low POV setting your zoom lens in wide angle. I don't really like the man with his legs cropped. I would have gone more down to obtain the man 'whole'!
Anyway it's an experiment in exposure. Excellent in this aspect.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-02-17 8:08]

Hello Roger :)

Fantastic, original and very interesting painting of these trees joint on lots, this is probably /sequoya/.
The very showy composition in the beautiful, interesting and splendid realization.
I like him very much...great congratulations!!!!

Best wishes.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-02-17 8:39]

Hello Roger.

I do like what you have achieved here with this image, the detail is deep. I will look into process. Welldone TFS

Stv :)

Very nice end product of your creative work. Thanks for the info. Good pov and dof with nice contrast. Very well done, tfs.

Hi Roger,
Beautiful contrast and light and wanderful big trees,
Nice point of view and details of the trees,
difficult light I think and he is very well done.


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-02-17 20:06]

A great use of traditional HDR rendered in monochrome that achieves a finely detailed image. The portrait fomrat lends emphasis to the vertical lines of these trees. The PP process is working well here. I have used separate RAW processing of a single image with 1 stop exposure adjustments then saved as different layers in PS to achieve a similar effect when blended together.
Anyway Nicely Done

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-02-18 2:28]

I think the point of this one is the tree so the cropped leg is not make a matter for me as I saw him to give the scale to the trees.


Good photo with interesting contrast between small man and mighty trees, very clever.

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