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| p.2 #8 · Found a gem of a location in Tennessee yesterday |
Fo Tollery wrote:
Very nice, VERY nice indeed!
Re: manual blending techniques....try Googling Tony Kuyper and 'Luminosity Masks'. His is the technique I use most frequently. But a forum member, RealKuhl (who I haven't seen around here in a while), posted this one some time back... .http://www.flickr.com/photos/realkuhl/412994075/. Keep in mind, no matter which technique you settle on, you'll probably wind up tweaking it some for your own workflow at some point.
My *guess* is that you probably could have reached this same result with 2, maybe 3 exposures if you find a technique you like. And that's not a criticism of what you did....quite the contrary, we probably should all try that! But if you can limit the # of images to something less than 7, it would simplify things for you a bit.
Fo - thank much for this info. I recognize some of the names you mention and that is most likely because I remember some of their work as reflecting the very type results I have been after. I will check into your suggestions for sure.
And I believe you are right. 7 images could have been reduced down to 2 or three using lunimosity masking. This past Saturday, the forecast was calling for rain and it probably scared everyone away from the location. Of course, that also gave us the most perfect lighting for this scene. So... ..., we had the location all to ourselves (my son and I) and that's where the seven images per shot came from.