This is my third and final shot of Jumeirah beach (the first two are here and here). Unlike the previous two, this one is an HDR image, processed with Photomatix Pro. In this instance my reason for doing this was to ensure that I captured a full range of tones in both the lightest and darkest areas of the image, i.e. no blocked shadows, no clipped highlights. Of the three, I prefer the level of detail in this one, but think that the first one I posted is probably my favourite of the set. Let me know what you think.

The metered exposure is here:

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There wasn't anything especially complex of difficult about the post-production, but if you're interested I cover most of the relevant techniques in my Photoshop for night photography and Toning colour images tutorials. The HDR process is covered in High Dynamic Range images: part two.

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lens
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shooting mode
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metering mode
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flash
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RAW converter
cropped?
18.40pm on 27/2/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
30mm
f/5.6
1s, 4s, and 16s
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+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
Photomatix Pro
16x9
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