I was going to post an altogether gentler image this evening – a shot of Harmony hiding in some long grass – but as I've just posted our latest HDR tutorial I thought it was probably more appropriate to put this one up. I did want to post a pseudo-HDR image (I.e. one constructed from a single original), as that's the topic of the tutorial, but if you take a look at the metered exposure for this one you will see that there's no way it would have worked for this image; i.e. even though the sky is blown out the shoe is still very dark.

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So, as with my previous entry, this was constructed from a three shot sequence taken with my G9 and then processed with Photomatix Pro.

As always, let me know what you think.

On an unrelated matter: one of the things I really enjoyed about Zack Arias video I linked in my previous entry was the music. The track that accompanies the video is Window, by Meghan Coffee, and is now available as a download via Zack's latest entry. Meghan also has a couple of albums on iTunes, and if you enjoyed Window you will probably also like Songs to Sail By, released in 2008. My favourite track from the album is Song Without a Name, and while it's not quite as haunting as Window it is just as good.

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4.19pm on 22/2/09
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