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Old 01-14-2009   #1
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When I took this I was convinced that I had a decent shot of the sun going down behind the trees. When I put it up on the screen I almost threw it away. But I decided to try HDR and salvage the shot. I under and over exposed the shot using my RAW viewer, ran it through Photomatix, and then cropped. I couldn't believe the difference!

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Very nice save. Most people would just delete that original image.
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It is great that you had so much info to salvage. That is a great thing about shooting raw. I think you need to work a bit more on blending the sky and the hill/tree though. That is always a tricky part to get right. Really good start.
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Thanks for the comments Douglas and Lori. Unfortunately I think this is at the limit of my skills with the editing software. Every thing I tried beyond this deteriorated the shot.


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