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http://www.traveltourismblog.com/belize-heart-of-central-america.php
Belize heart of Central America one of the most desirable tourist destinations in Central America known for the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, a true tropical paradise
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Placemark of the day: Leon Trotsky assassinated probably by Stalin agents & former home here http://www.wikiplacemarks.com/map.php?id=169814
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Marysia Maciocha

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There are few places offering greater opportunities to violate local customs that at the dining table. Nowhere else do such clear rules come in conflict with such a basic need: we are, after all, hungry. So here are ten tips for gaijin – things to do as well as things not to do – while dining in ...
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Viktor Elizarov

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The Path Down to the Bryce Canyon (Utah)
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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/the-path-down-the-bryce-canyon-utah

I have visited Bryce Canyon previously but due to the luck of time or poor weather conditions I’ve never had a chance to hike all the way down to the bottom of the canyon.

During my latest trip the luck finally was on my side; the weather was relatively favorable and I had the entire day to explore beautiful red rocks.

I took the featured photo during the descend to the bottom of the Bryce Canyon along the Navajo Loop Trail. The rain stopped 10-15min before I started the hike and the deep blue colors of the sky in the combination with the white clouds, created a perfect backdrop for the orange rocks in the foreground.

SHOOTING

When I analyzed the scene, just before start shooting, I could see that I would have to shoot for HDR. The foreground rock wall was much darker than the sky in the background. The light was too dynamic for the single shot.

I took 3 bracketed shots (-1, 0, +1) on a tripod.

PROCESSING

This is the first photo on my blog which was merged to HDR in Lightroom. As you may know, Adobe added to recently released Lightroom 6, new HDR Merge module. I am still experimenting with this new feature but so far I like what I see and I am planning to use it on a regular basis.
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Alex Foster

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http://www.traveltourismblog.com/thailand-tourist-paradise.php
Thailand tourist paradise example of a typical Asian country. This is a highly cultural country with stunning historical, Buddhist and cultural attractions, accompanied by varied and beautiful scenery.
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Viktor Elizarov

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Golden Gate Bridge Geometry (California)
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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/golden-gate-bridge-geometry-california/

Processing: Single RAW Processing in Lightroom and Photoshop
Lightroom preset: HDR Blend from my FREE Preset Collection (you can get it from my blog)

After 10 days of hiking and driving through Hawaii and California and shooting exclusively the landscapes, it was nice for a change to be in San Francisco and to have an opportunity to practice some architectural compositions.

SHOOTING + PROCESSING

The idea for the shot was to convey the scale of the Golden Gate Bridge and its unique geometry. I placed my tripod with the camera as close as possible to the structure and used widest possible focal length (10mm) to exaggerate the proportions.

I took 3 bracketed shots with the intention to merge multiple shots to HDR later in Photomatix or Photoshop HDR Pro. But when I analyzed bracketed shots in Lightroom I realized that could complete processing with just one single RAW file.
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Viktor Elizarov

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Magic Light in Old Montreal (Canada)
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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/magic-light-in-old-montreal-canada/

SHOOTING + PROCESSING

For the last couple of months, each time I posted a winter photograph I always hoped that it would be the last photo of the season with snow in it. But, it looks like winter is never going to end. It is now the end of March but the temperature is still below freezing and, we had another snowfall only a couple of days ago.

However, the evening I took the featured photo was very warm and pleasant with the temperature slightly above freezing and no wind. I was in Old Montreal and it was the perfect time for photo hunting.

I noticed this spot because of the unusual combination of three light sources. Source number one was ambient light which was still present. The second light source was a lamp post behind me which had a prominent orange hue and, the light I placed in my composition, for some inexplicable reason, had a different color; it was yellow.

It looked and felt very unnatural, as if I was on a movie set. But, unnatural and unusual stuff very often result in interesting photography.

SHOOTING AND PROCESSING

I did not have a tripod with me but, even if I did, I probably would not have bothered to set it up. I shot three bracketed shots hand-held (-1, 0, +1) while trying to keep my camera as steady as possible because the slowest shutter speed was at 1/40.

I used the HDR Pro module of Photoshop (check my free guide “Natural Looking HDR Workflow“) to merge 3 bracketed shots to HDR.
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Viktor Elizarov

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Sunset at Moonstone Beach (California)
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/moonstone-beach-sunset-california/

HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
Bracketing: 5 shots ( -2, -1, 0, +1, +2)
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Marysia Maciocha

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Jani Westman

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Ash Dykes

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There is something inside you all, that is greater than what you're going through.
Be the best that you can be! 🙌🏽
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Jani Westman

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Nothing compared to...
We had some really nice summer days with lots of sun and heat. But now it seems like there is some rain coming this way. But that said. It's nothing compared to the weather in Iceland, where it could rain massively!



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Mykolaiv Astronomical Observatory. Excursion
Николаевская астрономическая обсерватория. Экскурсия
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Bebe B

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Psalm: 34. 4. I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. 5. They looked to him, and were radiant. Their faces shall never be covered with shame. 6. This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. 7. The angel of Yahweh encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. 8. Oh taste and see that Yahweh is good. Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. 9. Oh fear Yahweh, you his saints, for there is no lack with those who fear him. 10. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing. 11. Come, you children, listen to me. I will teach you the fear of Yahweh. 12. Who is someone who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? 13. Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies. 14. Depart from evil, and do good. seek peace, and pursue it. 15. Yahweh's eyes are toward the righteous. His ears listen to their cry. 16. Yahweh's face is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. 17. The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. 18. Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit. 19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Yahweh delivers him out of them all. 20. He protects all of his bones. Not one of them is broken. 21. Evil shall kill the wicked. Those who hate the righteous shall be condemned. 22. Yahweh redeems the soul of his servants. None of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned. By David. - Bible Offline
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And Harry reached for his wand and said "Bible expelliarmous" and the world was freed from the evil clutches of fairytale believers...
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Bitu Nj

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Ainda existem Lugares calmos nesse Brasil 😍😍🌅🌅
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Bartosz Górski

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Thorkild Christiansen in the morning(Denmark). 
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Placemark of the day Kul-Oba Scythian burial tumulus dates to 400 BC discovered in 1830 here http://www.wikiplacemarks.com/map.php?id=187975
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Ash Dykes

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It's great to hear that this is up at the Barn Gym in Wales! 🇬🇧🐲

#adventure #dream #discover
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So true it hurts.
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