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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Beach At Lewes

The beach at Lewes, DE., located near the Indian River Inlet, offers convenient access to the mobility challenged to enjoy it's beautiful sunsets.

Camera- Canon 50D, tripod mounted
Lens- EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II @21mm
Settings- f/22, 1/4(4th), ISO 100

Created with a six exposure set via Photomatix Pro 4, the HDRI was tonemapped three separate times to emphasize different parts of the image. One version concentrated on a nice, clean sky free of halos while another focused on detail in the access ramp. Finally, a third process created a highlights and shadows map which was used to add contrast to the clouds, ramp and beach selectively. Color saturation and overall contrast manipulated separately in Lab mode, border added in CS5. Minor adjustments in Lightroom 3.

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