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Sea View

By cceccles
Took this at Stonington beach - there are some woods just behind the beach which open up to some magnificent views (thanks to my brother Mike for discovering the trail!).

The scene was quite contrasty so took 3 shots 2 stops apart and merged to HDR in Photoshop.

Comments welcome, I am just starting to dabble in HDR, but don't want to overdo it.


Tags: Hdr Maine Landscape and travel Stonington

Voters: gerrymac, cjl47, MikeA and 22 more

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gerrymac 14 10 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 2:03PM
Nice work not overdone the hdr as sometimes happens...great job
cjl47 13 5 3 England
28 Aug 2008 2:04PM
Excellent capture.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Aug 2008 2:11PM
A beautiful view of the forest and the bay in the bg!
windrider86 14 38
28 Aug 2008 2:14PM
Kudos to you for not overdoing it. Looks to me like you quite have the hang of it
AndyCRevitt 14 12 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 2:23PM
Great work, and well composed.

dwarf 13 52 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 2:26PM
very attractive composition and well handled...not overcooked! dorothy
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 2:39PM
A very nice scenic view.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 3:00PM
Delightful sea view, Chris, the trail leading in is particularly effective and looks tempting for a wander or two. It would never have occurred to me that this was an HDR.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 3:13PM
Outstanding. Great use of vertical format for those pines but also for the foreground shadows - then the sunlit landscape glimpsed beyond to break the vertical lines. We're agreeing this is your best upload for ages.
28 Aug 2008 3:36PM
Thanks everyone for all the great comments and clicks!
KevSB 17 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 4:04PM
excelent , well done
28 Aug 2008 6:53PM
Lovely image, well controlled HDR, with real colours
30 Aug 2008 5:19PM
Very effective Chris, far better than anything I got that day - I didn't know you were using the spread exposures - the outcome is truly excellent with the processing invisible if you had said nothing. All hand held too - in ignorance of the technology I'm surprised that the inevitable small differences in composition don't have an adverse impact - clever software I guess!

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
31 Aug 2008 10:26PM
Clever manipulation for this fine shot Chris. Neat capture.
Guillaume 14 119 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 1:32PM
Good exposure in what seems to be tricky light conditions (i.e. high contrast).

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