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Old 03-03-2018, 04:07 PM   #8
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
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Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight shots are extremely hard to capture, i've always had problems with them. Especially with my older gear. Dynamic range has been an issue. This is one of the ones I worked on the hardest in photoshop and (shocking) is actually a multiple layer, multiple exposure shot. Again, as has been mentioned, trying to capture what the eye sees. In the end, it still didn't come out as well as I would have liked, but it was the best I could. I probably captured 20 different exposures of the room, and got really lucky with the exposure of the actual train coming by in the window.

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On the complete other side of that, I took some liberties on this shot, a very mediocre shot, but the front end of my truck was sticking out from behind the snow pile on the left, so I just extended it a little with the clone tool to cover it. No harm, no foul.

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Exposure combinations for skies, i've done lots of expecially in low light situations. This is one example where I had taken multiple exposures of the "scene" before the train arrived, the shot of the train crossing, the sky was blown out, so I combined two exposures via layers in photoshop, again, to capture what the eye was seeing

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Admittedly, i've done some pretty egregious stuff in the past too, and some of those shots i had removed
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