Photographer's Note

ok, I've been on and off lately. More off than on...ok, I've ben completely off lately.

I present you my first ever try at HDR. I did not have a ND grad filter when I shot this scene. So, the sky came off pretty washed up and the foreground was pretty dark. But I shot it in raw so it gave me enough dynamic range to make something out of this nice landscape. So I decomposed the raw file into 3 different tiff files with 3 different exposures :one for the sky, one for the foreground and one that was well-balanced. After combining the 3 files in photoshop and making some digital alterations, I came off with this, which, I must admit, surprised me. I was surprised that so much information was contained in one single file. Anyway, it was a funny exercice that opened the door for many of my shots that I thought were ruined…

The picture is from a place near my home. It’s a park managed by the government where many animal and floral species are conserved. Many hiking trails are prepared in summer and winter for those who like to take some pressure off by walking in the nature. It’s one of the most beautiful place to see in the region of Quebec, Canada. I was surprised to notice it was soooo under-represented here on TE. Here is a link leading to the webpage hosted by the organism taking care of the park. I have plenty of pics from there, so I might post one here and there…

Cheers !


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Additional Photos by Marc Cl (Manamo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 892 W: 149 N: 875] (3710)
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