HDR (or an approximation)

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I have never really been in favour of the overdone HDR that has been popular in web photo circles for a while now. I don’t know that I’ve really changed my mind but, having downloaded a trial version of Photoshop CS5 which does that trick, I had to give it it a go. Right??  🙂 And then I thought I’d go the whole hog and add an overlay.

Anyhow, I quite like the look I managed to achieve but I honestly don’t think it’s ever going to be firm favourite like, say, black skies for instance.

The picture was taken on a recent walkabout on and around the newly revamped South Pier at the entrance to the harbour in Durban.There is something about harbours and piers that I really love.

** I have a big page here on Durban’s harbour including history and the entrance widening project.
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Durban @ night

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Things have been a bit quiet on the photographic front. Not so much on the taking, as on the processing side. Nevertheless, I did like this one taken at the weekend on a trip downtown. It’s made up three of stitched images and would have made a much wider panorama, had not the fourth picture been as soft as something out of a Canon 😉

I should have shot a couple more safety shots but it came on to rain and there was plenty of lightning around, not the healthiest time to be one of the highest points in the city.

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