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Durham Cathedral from The Mill House at the Riverside

By GManShorty      
Twas a dark and gloomy day, threatening a heavy downpour at any minute.
I took this while out with a friend giving them a crash course in using their new DSLR. This was the part when I told him about exposing for the sky to get detail in the clouds.
Needless to say, to get all that detail in their in just one exposure was going to be tricky. This image was made from 1 RAW files developed into 3 JPGs at different exposure values. Each exposure had as its target a creatively correct exposure for the sky, the foliage, and the water. I was able to combine them together in photoshop as layers with masks. I desaturated the yellows and reds a bit, and applied a high pass filter sharpening technique to bring out some of the details.

ISO:100
f/8
1/160sec
18mm

Tags: River Architecture Durham Cathedral Wear County durham Landscape and travel Durham castle

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accipiter 10 61 England
21 Jul 2011 3:57PM
Good drama- good work. A

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BrianSS 13 400 39 England
21 Jul 2011 5:03PM
An excellent image of a much photographed location, well done!
Willpower 9 497 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2011 10:46PM
Brilliant result. I wish I'd had someone with your skills to teach me when i first started.
27 Jul 2011 3:13PM
I love this shot it brings back memories of my beloved Durham County.Well done. WesternRed.
GManShorty 9 2 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 4:58PM
Thanks for the kind comments everyone, and to everyone who voted on this.
fix 13 Malta
4 Aug 2011 4:54AM
nice work
2 Sep 2011 8:52PM
Very moody. I just caught your post on my similar image, looks like we both caught it on a good ( photographically speaking ) day.

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