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Viktor Elizarov

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Point Bonita Lighthouse (California)
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/point-bonita-lighthouse-california/

HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
Bracketing: 3 shots (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2 )

Once again I employed hybrid processing where I used Photomatix to process 3 brackets for HDR and it did amazing job with the foreground elements and the water but it completely ruined the sky. I had to process one of original RAW brackets in Lightroom, concentrating on sky only and letter blend everything together in Photoshop using masking technique.
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Janet Garet

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http://www.traveltourismblog.com/vieques-island-of-puerto-rico.php
Travelers years speak for Vieques island of Puerto Rico, this magical island located a few kilometers from the main island of Puerto Rico. It has everything that you can dream of romantics - green forests, endless sandy beaches and picturesque hills.
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Viktor Elizarov

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Snow Ride on Saint-Paul Street in Old Montreal
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/happy-new-year-from-montreal/

My original plan was to post new photo which reflects 2014 holiday season but it was not easy to do. Here in Montreal, we were on track to have amazing white holidays but heavy rain melted all snow just hours before Christmas. Now, the winter is back with the very cold temperature but there is still no snow. It does not look pretty.

This photo I took a few years back in the heart of Old Montreal on Saint-Paul street. I processed it for HDR using Photoshop HDR Pro with the goal to achieve natural looking image.
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Nam Hai

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Viktor Elizarov

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Antelope Island Across Lake Powell (Arizona)
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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/antelope-island-across-lake-powell-arizona/

This is another example of unpredictable weather in Arizona and Utah. Only 90 min before taking this shot I spend at least an hour at Horseshoe Bend waiting for the rain to stop. The weather was miserable but warm.

And now I was at Lake Powell shore witnessing one of the most colorful and stunning sunsets in my life.

The surreal landscapes of Lake Powell always fascinated me but only when I started planning my trip to the Southwest I discovered that the lake was man made. It was formed after the construction of Glen Canyon Dam. Now it all made sense. The landscape I witnessed was too unreal to be a natural occurrence.

I took the featured photo on the day I did U.S. Route 89 Loop. I started the day in Knab, Utan early in the morning and went counterclockwise toward Arizona’s Grand Canyon’s North Rim and Lees Ferry.

The Lake Powell marina was my last stop before driving back to Kanab to complete the loop.

SHOOTING & PROCESSING

The shooting was not challenging at all. The thick clouds completely covered the sky difusing the late evening sky and rducing the dynamic range of the scene. All I needed is one shot but as you probly know I always bracket my shots, just in case.

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

I used a single RAW image editing in Lightroom. I described the process in Lightroom Rapid Editing System for Landscapes.

First I applied Lightroom preset Natural from my Landscape Collection and later I used ToolKit to boost colors and contrast.

The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Natural (4, 9, 13, 17, 31, 40)
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Shams Abdin

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Милый и уютный стаканчик для письменных принадлежностей 📎✏✂ Как вам идея?


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Viktor Elizarov

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Toronto Skyline in the Fog (Canada)
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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/toronto-skyline-in-the-fog-canada/

HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
Bracketing: 3 shots (-2, 0, +2)

Somehow up until now I did not have any photos of Toronto in my travel photography portfolio even I visit it fairly often. All of my previous trips to Toronto were not not related to photography.

On my last trip I decided to change it and I reserved entire day in my schedule to wander around the city with the camera. But I guess Toronto was not happy with me for ignoring it for so long and threw at me fog, heavy dark clouds, thick haze and later rain. It was probably the worst day of the entire summer for travel photography.

First I wasted at least an hour navigating the maze of construction sites along the waterfront trying to find parking spot. And later I had only an hour at most before heavy rain canceled any photography opportunities.
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Tony Mariotti

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italian culture: reading level A1/A2 Gli italiani amano la pasta e la mangiano ogni giorno. I produttori di pasta sono molti e molti sono i marchi noti. Ne
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Silvi Wyszynska

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Vakiza one beautiful places in Athens , look for more beautiful places of this city http://www.greektours.eu/blog/The-Best-Places-in-Athens/
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Elisa Smith

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Japan travel tips. What to pack for Japan?
http://www.thespirald.com/cosa-mettere-in-valigia-per-il-…/…
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Si parte per il Giappone con Blueberry Travel, cosa mettere in valigia e consigli utili.
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Viktor Elizarov

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Pelican Point at Point Lobos (California)
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http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/pelican-point-at-point-lobos-california/

Another photo from Point Lobos State Reserve in California which is located not far from Monterey and Carmel. The day I took the featured photo I spend an afternoon exploring a southern part of the park. I was shooting from Pelican Point with the partial view of the beautiful Gibson Beach on the left side and with mountains of the Big Sur in the background.

SHOOTING AND PROCESSING

Once again, I took 3 bracketed shots with the intention to merge multiple shots to HDR later in Photoshop but I only needed single RAW file achieve the final result.

For the processing, I used a Lightroom preset based workflow, using Harsh Shadows present from my Landscapes Collection.

Do not forget to download my FREE Lightroom Presets: http://www.phototraces.com/lightroom/free-lightroom-presets
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Ugo Cei

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TTIM 34 – Finding Your Artist’s Voice with Karen Hutton

It is always a great pleasure for me to converse with +Karen Hutton. There is never a dull moment and she has so many stories to tell! For this episode of the podcast, I asked her to collect her best memories from her recent trip across Europe and from her “artists’ retreat” in Provence.
Conversing with Karen Hutton about her recent trip across Europe and her "artists' retreat" in Provence.
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Alex Foster

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http://www.traveltourismblog.com/hawaii-volcanoes-beaches-and-mountains.php
Hawaii volcanoes beaches and mountains many attractions in one place. The air on this sunny archipelago is permeated by a sense of complete nonchalance.
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Viktor Elizarov

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Early Spring in Montreal (Canada)
Check how photo looked straight from the camera, how it was taken and processed:
http://www.phototraces.com/deconstructing-photo/early-spring-in-montreal-canada/

HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop
Bracketing: 3 shots ( -1, 0, +1)
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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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