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Tulum Sunrise

By _Helena_
Another of my shots from my May trip to Mexico. I was out there everyday at sunrise, but this day was one of the best and most colorful of the entire week.

Processed from 5 exposures from 1 image, using lightroom to adjust the exp level, and then Photomatix 3 to merge and tonemap. I then took it into Corel X2 for further processing, cross processed a layer to blue the shadows more and set the layer on 'multiply', reduced the opacity, and then merged/resized/saved.

It had some noise at full size, and is still a bit grainy but I like that look on the sand at least. This image spawned the thread on the forums about noise removal. I didn't want to make it any worse in this case, so I didn't do any extra sharpening on the image.

Thanks for looking, have a great day. Smile Time for me to get ready for work :-(

Tags: Sunrise Mexico Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Tulum

Voters: ringyneck, Stace, martinb13 and 40 more

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Stace 13 2 2 England
3 Jul 2008 10:12AM
Love that sky, superb

MNPHOTO 13 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2008 10:26AM
lovely colour in sky
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Jul 2008 11:06AM
Wow, what a fantastic sky! Carol
3 Jul 2008 12:06PM
Oh so like the sky on this.. well taken

KangaGal 13 66 Australia
3 Jul 2008 2:01PM
The sky draws the eye. You are patient to have taken this much trouble.
Shennen 13 United States
3 Jul 2008 3:53PM
this is an amazing shot, the colours in the sky are beautiful
sandyd 14 Scotland
3 Jul 2008 9:17PM
Crackin sky good shot

skoffs 15 3 United States
4 Jul 2008 1:23AM
Lovely natural looking image. I'm curious to see what came out of the camera.
_Helena_ 14 596 1 United States
4 Jul 2008 4:27PM
Thank you for the comments Smile

skoffs, I've added the original straight from camera version so you can compare. And in looking at the final version, I wish I would've cloned out that twig by the rocks because now it's bugging me lol
User_Removed 14 485 13 England
4 Jul 2008 5:47PM
now that is one beautiful sky and a class shot, glad to make this 30


PS thanks for your comment on my shot. You are right, however just out of shot on the right are 3 dinghys that would've cluttered it even more. Thanks though

faulknerstv 17 421 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 6:30PM
Awsome work
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
7 Jul 2008 11:41AM
Great work well processed wonderful colour and detail

_Helena_ 14 596 1 United States
8 Jul 2008 2:34AM
Mikestu100 14 3 Scotland
21 Jul 2008 11:42PM
Worth getting up early for.Stunning shot.
georg 16 4 South Africa
19 Aug 2008 9:11AM
trollyd 14 1
2 Sep 2008 9:47PM
A wonderful shot ,great colour

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