This photograph was taken at the end of a 4 wheel drive desert tour 1 hr drive from the city of Dubai, UAE.

With the camera on the tripod, this 180 degree panorma was created from 4 groups of 3 different bracketed exposures, totaling 12 separate photos. Photos were stitched together in photoshop to create three panoramics of different exposures (+1, 0, -1).

These were then opened in photomatix and tonemapped to make the HDR version

This file was then opened in photoshop and layed over the top of a seperate pano created from the correctly exposed photo (0) from each of the bracketed sets of three.

The top layer was run through Topaz denoise to clean it up, a layer mask was then applied to reveal the detail in the features below the horizon.

Photograph taken with Nikon D7000, 10-20mm Sigma lens @ 10mm.

Image added on 08th of May, 2011

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Kathy. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ann.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    fabulous capture Luke

  • Thank you Lissy.

    – Luke Griffin

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Congratulations on your feature in SCENERY, well deserved!

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Luke Griffin

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic pano, Luke! What a fun trip for you guys.

  • Thanks Joe. It sure was mate, and there are a few more piccies to come yet. ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...over 3 years ago

  • Awesome mate, thanks heaps!!

    – Luke Griffin

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    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    May, 08, 2011
    BEAUTIFUL SCENERY, and artwork!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your FEATURE in the Scenery group

    Please visit your Gallery to view features.
    Thank you, and ENJOY!

  • Thank you very much!!

    – Luke Griffin

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    WOW amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on your features! :)))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks so much ViczS.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Heather Thorning
    Heather Thorningover 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant.Colours are beautiful:)

  • Thanks you.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Lindie
    Lindieover 3 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Cheers Lindle.

    – Luke Griffin

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