Sunrise in Maine - C&C

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  1. mosu84

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    Took a trip up to Maine this weekend, and I got up early to see if I could take advantage of the morning light. I've got about 200 more pictures to go through, but here is the first one that I liked.

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    Wow, that is gorgeous. Great photo!
     
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    Nice capture. Did you want everything to be soft like that?
     
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    Not really. I think the camera wobbled in between exposures.
     
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    Is this a HDR image?

    What kind of post processing work did you do to this image (if any)?
     
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    I was going to say, it looks a bit out of focus.

    Other than that it's a fantastic image IMO.
     
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    I think it being soft works here, it makes me feel like its out of a dream.
     
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    i really like it. i like how soft it is too.
     
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    Yeah that is HDR. I took multiple (5) exposures because I couldn't get any detail on the rocks without sacrificing the sky. Here is a quick non-HDR blend I did of the exposures. The moon is screwed up in this one. The only post processing I've done so far is run the exposures through Photomatix

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    Wow, I'm impressed. I never would have guessed it was a HDR edit. And I think that's how HDR should be done, so that the viewer doesn't know it's HDR. Good job.

    Oh yeah, I like the softness of the shot too...was wondering if you added a light blur effect during post processing.
     
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    love it, good work.

    out of curiosity what do you use to merge them all? just photoshop or something else?
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'm glad you like the shot. The two biggest problems I've run into with this shot is that the rotating light had a weird effect on the top of the light house and the moon moved slightly in between exposures.

    For the HDR I use photomatix. Sometimes I also use it for exposure blends when I'm in a hurry or if I have more than 2 or 3 exposures -- if I only have 2 or 3 I will usually just do it in photoshop
     

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