LightningPaul

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Hanging Fish


Seen in Boulogne-sur-Mer, in France, near the sea, last summer. It was looking a bit funny to me. Anyone any idea which fish this might be?


TECH-INFO: one RAW file shot. I wanted to enhance the structure of the fish. Therefore I made multiple exposure in DxO which I turned into a HDR file. Via the tone mapping process I was able to amplify the textures of the fish. Remark I used this technique not for covering a high dynamic range of light but only to reveal more detail in my image.
During tone mapping some very colored noise appeared in the black areas which I had to remove in Photoshop using a masked selective color tool layer. I pushed the blacks and painted the mask on the black areas. Also I enhanced contrasts of several parts. Finally I did not add vignetting (usually I do).

After uploading this image I read some tips about enhancing textures in Photoshop using a high pass filter on a duplicate layer in overlay blending mode. I tried it and it gives pretty good results. I will definitely try it on one of next coming images instead of using more time consuming HDR tone mapping techniques.

Hanging Fish


Seen in Boulogne-sur-Mer, in France, near the sea, last summer. It was looking a bit funny to me. Anyone any idea which fish this might be?


TECH-INFO: one RAW file shot. I wanted to enhance the structure of the fish. Therefore I made multiple exposure in DxO which I turned into a HDR file. Via the tone mapping process I was able to amplify the textures of the fish. Remark I used this technique not for covering a high dynamic range of light but only to reveal more detail in my image.
During tone mapping some very colored noise appeared in the black areas which I had to remove in Photoshop using a masked selective color tool layer. I pushed the blacks and painted the mask on the black areas. Also I enhanced contrasts of several parts. Finally I did not add vignetting (usually I do).

After uploading this image I read some tips about enhancing textures in Photoshop using a high pass filter on a duplicate layer in overlay blending mode. I tried it and it gives pretty good results. I will definitely try it on one of next coming images instead of using more time consuming HDR tone mapping techniques.

comments (5)

I don't know what they are Paul but one can almost imagine the smell of them as they are being smoked.
LightningPaul: If you already start smelling them then it means I did a good job smile
  • Caroline
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2009, 19:53
I am not a fan of fish...but this photo is amazing! Love the colors...and the processing!
LightningPaul: I'm very delighted with your comment smile
great crop
LightningPaul: Many thanks smile
  • Luis
  • Mexico City
  • 11 Nov 2009, 02:49
Looks like Salmon. Well composed shot.
  • Doum
  • Canada
  • 16 Nov 2009, 14:23
Always like these suites of similar elements and texture. So the bottom and the top of the photo provides an endless suites.

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