05 Mar 2009 • 1,662 views
A winter shot at the canals between Damme (near Brugge in Belgium) and Sluis (in South of Holland). It's amazing to see the result when water in the air gets crystallized at the branches of the trees. If you enjoy this view you may also like this one
which is shot ten meters at the left.
TECH-INFO: A single shot would look very nice but to obtain this hyper balanced lighting I have chosen to take 5 JPGs with each a stop difference. All taken using a tripod. I was standing on a bridge of a highway. Cars and trucks were passing very close to me at speeds of 90 km/h. I had to wait for moments of silence because big vehicles make so strong air movements that my tripod started shaking.
The pictures were melted in the nicest way using exposure blending (part of Photomatrix). In Photoshop I boosted the contrast using curves and pushed (or pulled back) slightly the blacks, whites, yellows, reds, blues and cyans using the selective color tool.
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