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June 2nd, 2006

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09:19 am

My first experiment with extending the dynamic range of an image by blending. Note yucky halo around tree line. Any suggestions for better techniques appreciated. I based my attempt on Understanding Digital Blending from The Luminous Landscape, but I think their tutorial was for an older version of Photoshop.

Wallingford, Seattle
1 June 2006

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Date:June 2nd, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
I have a memory of brad discussing this in a slightly different context, and the answer had something do with using Maximize or Minimize on the layer mask... sorry I can't be more specific.
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Date:June 2nd, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
I must admit I felt like if I'd paid better attention in class I'd have known what to do. ;>
Date:June 3rd, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
i like it. very eerie. even if it's not 100% what you were going for.
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Date:June 3rd, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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Date:June 3rd, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Did you use a layer mask? Usually you can generate a mask from a copy of the image, select and the expand or contract the select, and finally blur so that (in your case) the tree/cloud boundary is mostly from the background layer and the blending with the foreground happens within the trees themselves.

Date:June 4th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
I really, really like the mood of this picture! It makes Wallingford ominous and surreal, like a David Lynch movie. I've never felt that photos captured the quality of the sky and the light around here, but you're headed in exactly the right direction.

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