Eye of the Setting Sun:Reprocessed

Hougaard Malan

Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Artist's Description

I need a big canvas print of this so I had to reprocess the whole thing.
Firstly, I merged the 6 shots 2 photos at a time, which resulted in flawless merging of the clouds and ‘better’ merging of the waves. After that I still spent about 20 minutes on the waves. You can only see merging traces at 100% zoom on the 7000*3600 resolution, on the previous one there was merging mistakes everywhere, visible at full view on the 1200*700 resolution…so big improvement there.

Huge improvement on shadows and highlights too. There’s barely a blown-out highlight or black shadow, where as the previous one had a lot of both.

Colour and contrast: This version has much less contrast and it has true colour. All I did was increase the black of yellows and reds with selective colour. minor levels adjustments( too much blows out highlights and blackens the shadows).

So overall, a much more natural look. And much more pleasing to look at. I think I’m probably gonna lose fav’s with this version because the colours are less interesting. But I’ll gain fav’s from the people who appreciate a properly exposed and processed nature photo?

Strand,Western Cape, South Africa
Canon 18-55mm @ 18mm
6 vertical shots [][][][][][]
Processing done in CS3
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