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April 13, 2012
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Model
Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
100/1299 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 12, 2012, 7:32:57 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 (13.0 20120305.m.415 2012/03/05:21:00:00) (Windows)
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The Watcher - Great Falls, MD by Mashuto The Watcher - Great Falls, MD by Mashuto
EOS 60D | EF-S 10-22 @10 | 1/100s, 1/50s, 1/25s, 1/13s, 1/6s, 0.3s, 0.6s | f/11 | ISO 400

Made another trip to Great Falls last night. The herons were out everywhere flying around, purposely trying their best not to be captured. After a while of shooting the birds I decided it was time to set up shop for some landscape photos as the sun set.

Finding a location that I hadn't directly shot before proved to be a bit of a challenge, as well as coming up with an interesting composition. I finally settled on this little plant that was only about two feet high and wedged myself up against a rock. Unfortunately, the sunset was actually kind of a dud, however it did provide me with about 10 minutes of interesting colors to play with.

I wanted to try and capture this shot in one image, but when I finally got the shot set up I realized that even with my ND filters there was no way that happening, so I switched over to capture some HDR. As per usual, I tried my best not to overdo the super hdr tonemapped look, and strived to keep it natural (while of course putting my usual interpretation on the scene). I hope you enjoy!

Edit: Playing with file sizes and resolutions for display on dA. Now 750 pixels on the long side.

Technical Mumbo Jumbo: Images captured as listed above in manual mode. Raw conversion performed with Adobe Camera Raw 7. HDR Conversion performed with Photomatix. Post Processing with Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta.

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:icona-falcon-velazquez:
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
What a wonderful shot.
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:iconmashuto:
Mashuto Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, great work! :D
Thanks for submitting to
#Unframed-Nature's
BIRTHDAY THEME FOLDER!
:party:
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great details
excellent work
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:iconmashuto:
Mashuto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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:iconda-phil:
da-phil Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very tasteful HDR processing, i also like the foreground a lot ;)
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:iconmashuto:
Mashuto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you think so, thanks!
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:iconmaximecourty:
MaximeCourty Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nice processing, I like the composition with this very close foreground. Good job =)
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:iconmashuto:
Mashuto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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