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The Way of the Digital Photographer: Walking the Photoshop post-production path to more creative photography by Harold Davis

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Tripping the light fantastic

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I was lucky to be able to spend a little time photographing at Point Lobos on the coast of California between Carmel and Big Sur. The weather was perfect: raining when I got there but quickly turning to clouds with chiaroscuro lighting effects.

The contrast between clouds with shafts of light and rain-swept vistas led me to play with a variety of effects in post-production to increase tonal and contrast ranges in the image, and to create painterly effects, without deviating too greatly from the scene as it appeared when I shot the image.

26mm, seven exposures at shutter speeds ranging from 1/4 of a second to 1/250 ...

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