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22 August 2011

HDR Revisited

I find night photography and HDR a heady mix.  Add a bit of rain to enhance reflections and saturate the colours and the image becomes quite dynamic.

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This image was caught in Docklands on a grisly, dark, wet and cold winters evening. At the time I wondered what I was doing there, but having processed the image in Photomatix Pro, I now feel the outing was well worth the trouble.

Photomatix Pro has just been updated to version 4.1 – the update is free. The download (Mac) was about 10Mb and installation proved trouble free.

11 August 2011


The seahorse linocut worked quite well as an embossed print, but the black and white versions looked far too busy. Not a great result. Had a go at a few different printing techniques – not much improvement. Obviously I have still a lot to learn about linocuts and printmaking!

However, having spent a number of hours cutting out the design and printing it, I was not quite ready to give up. I scanned the print into Photoshop and had a bit of a play – this is one of the results:   

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