It's been a while since I posted a shot of Milly, but she's back with a vengeance this evening, mere seconds after roller-blading head-first into a puddle ;-)

As for the post-processing: this is an HDR image constructed from a single RAW file – one of the subjects I'll be covering in next month's tutorial. What I like about this technique is that it allows you to add local contrast to an image without the need for a whole slew of masked adjustments, all of which can take a considerable amount of time to get right. I did use some masked Curves for this version, but nowhere near as many as I would have needed had I not started with an HDR.

As always, let me know what you think.

Oh, and if you're not entirely bored with HDRs, I'll be posting another much less subtle one tomorrow.

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lens
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shooting mode
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12.59pm on 31/3/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
70mm
f/5.6
1/125
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+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro & Photomatix Pro
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