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Digby Nova Scotia.

I am living in Nova Scotia Canada and loving it! It is the most photogenic IMHO province in Canada (I know I will hear about this!)

I have lived most of my life wanting to be near the ocean… and now I am.

I will post as many images I think you will like to see if you would be visiting and wanted to bring the memories home. Let me do that for you.

Roxane Bay
“focusing on you!”

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  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...almost 4 years ago

    Hi. Can you please do me a favor and add some additional information to your artist narration section for the HDR process. Things like, handheld or tripod, how many exposures (if you have the setting even better), and what software was used. Once added, please resubmit so that I can accept your work into HDR Photography (3 Photos per 24hr-day) MUST INCLUDE HDR DETAILS Thanks, and feel free to delete this comment if you wish.


  • Hi Joe,

    See added notes. Not sure if this is still considered HDR, but this is how I achieved these results.

    – Roxane Bay

  • Roxane Bay
    Roxane Bayalmost 4 years ago

    Hi Joe,

    I did only one exposure handheld and used Photo Shop4

    If you have an image where you have a really bright sky and/or a really dark foreground, do this in Photoshop:

    1. Duplicate image to a second layer.
    2. Image→Adjustments→Desaturate second layer. (Make it black and white.)3. Image→Adjustments→Invert second layer. (Make it a negative.)
    4. Do a 64 pixel gaussian blur on the second layer. (Low pass filter. Prevents loss of high frequncy contrast on surfaces.)
    5. Set the second layer to soft light.

    And voila, bright portions of the image become darker, and dark portions of the image become lighter. And it looks a lot more realistic and better than those crappy HDR images most people put out.

    Use a larger radius, like 128 on the gaussian blur if your images are very high res, and you see light halos around stuff.

    This also works great for fixing up flash photography images. Kills the highlights, brightens up the background.

    I didn’t write these instructions – just pulled them off a blog site. Of course you will have to play with the settings a bit to get the most out of your shot. There are lots of examples of this technique and variations of these instructions all over the web.

    Good luck – anxious to see the result!

  • Richard Nowak
    Richard Nowakalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot! Great color!

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