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Wallpaper of the Lighthouse in Canal Park at Sunrise.
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***Edit*** I was just reading over the description, and I realized I failed to mention this is the second of my HDR attempts. It didn't do much with the light really, but it did bring out the light on the pavement leading up to the lighthouse. Shows us the shadow and all. I think that makes a world of difference. There is still plenty that I need to learn about the HDR process though***

Canal Park
Duluth, MN
May 17th 2007

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:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The HDR is working. Aside from the light and shadow leading to the light house, I bet the lighthouse itself has far more detail than a single exposure could provide. I'm curious as to how many exposures you used on this one? ANd which program.

I saw your link to GIMP in the above comment and snagged it to my favorites for later downloading. I was discussing this program with someone the other day and have been intending to try it out. So, a comment snoop says thanks for the link. :)
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. Life has been busy. You know, the same old song and dance.

Now I can get back to your many comments (which I appreciate).

Obviously I will start with this one. . .

I used 3 exposures for this one, if I recall correctly. I think I was using the HDR function in PaintShop Pro X2. But I can't say for sure at this point. I have tried a number of things now, and I am not sure HDR is my best path. I get lost in the post processing a lot.
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:iconrobert-kim-karen:
robert-kim-karen Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Now an even later reply to your late reply :P

I try and keep my HDR processing to minimum. Same reason, I think. It can lead blindness too. I generally just run my exposures through Photomatix Basic, move the sliders till it looks balanced, and thats it. I do like what it can do for for exposure balancing though. And sometimes it seems to add a finer sharpness to things.
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:iconmstargazer:
mstargazer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Photographer
:wave:This beautiful piece has been featured in my journal [link]
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Thank you ever so much!
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:iconmstargazer:
mstargazer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008   Photographer
:)
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:iconsamuelp:
samuelp Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
I have practically this same shot, but in B&W. On my Flickr, [link]
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
I would love to see it, but the link is broken
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:iconsamuelp:
samuelp Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
Oh man.
[link]
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Can I add some helpful advice?
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:iconsamuelp:
samuelp Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Yeah, go for it?
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Its just a minor bit really, but its always polite to ask first. You know?

I noticed that a lot of your horizons aren't straight. While its pretty minor, it changes the way others see the photo greatly. If you have a photo editing program, straighten them up, make em level. If you don't, I suggest GIMP. Its free and pretty damn good. Like any program there is a learning curve, but you could have a handle on it in no time.

Also note, some horizons aren't intended to be level, and I can appreciate and understand that, but for photos like the lighthouse you have, it would be greatly improved with that minor adjustment.
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:iconsamuelp:
samuelp Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
Thanks dude. I'm more into the editing part of the process, like color etc. So I don't really notice the horizons, so I'll be more careful to pay more attention to that.
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008
before I was really into taking photos, I was into taking photos to manipulate them. Mind you this was 12 years ago, so it required an analog camera and a scanner. I took a break from all that for a short short while, but eventually it led to taking non manipulated photos. I got so impressed with what people would get without manipulation that I started to do it myself. With time though, you won't even think about things like the horizon, you will just start shooting them level or making the adjustment later without giving it a second thought.
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Jennbawa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
:wave: Absolutely love this photo!! Have included this in my recent journal entry “Follow My Lead…” !! :heart: If for any reason you would like it removed, please let me know. :hug:
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I am an attention whore. Why would I want it removed?
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:iconjennbawa:
Jennbawa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
Good point...
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:iconmiss-coquette:
Miss-Coquette Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
MMMM! My favorite place!
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
So when you say your favorite place, do you mean Duluth or Canal Park?
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:iconmiss-coquette:
Miss-Coquette Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Both!
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
If you are ever up this way we shall have to meet up, cause there are better places in my opinion that canal park around here. Then again I am a local, so Canal Park = Tourists = Annoying.

There are a some great, private secluded areas around here that could be good for your photography, and the girlfriend and I would be more than happy to show you around some time!
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:iconmiss-coquette:
Miss-Coquette Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Well I have been to more than just Canal Park! I have been all over. I plan on taking a trip this summer to shoot some models...we are gonna make it a model sleepover! I could use some spots!!
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
Well we will have to discuss it, cause I would like to know what type of environment you are looking for. If you can think it, I can probably find a place. This is my town, and I know my flabizzle shuh-sizzle
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:iconmiss-coquette:
Miss-Coquette Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
HAHAHAHA! Excellent!
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DGAnder Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
DUG, nice to see some other minnesota photogs on deviantart.. And Duluth and the N
shore are one of my favorite places in the world. Nice images...
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
I like finding Minnesotans here, but its even harder to find Duluthians. Thanks for the comment. I have moved away twice, once for as long as 5 years, and I keep coming back. Something about this, other than being home, is hard to stay away from. I love it here.
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DGAnder Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
Sorry I'm from Rochester.. way down south. But am a north shore person at heart! I'll be up there the
1st weekend in Oct. Thats an every year affair.. Used to be my kids ran the swain invitational CC meet,
and now its the grand kids. But I use every excuse necessary to get up north. I was up in Jan. looking for
great grey owls.. no luck.. did get a few nice eagle shots. Happy shooting... don
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
I understood that you weren't from Duluth, I was merely commenting on the rarity of duluthians on DA. There are some from the TP area, but most are kids who post out of focus images of the oliver bridge at night.

Still, its always nice to see MN on DA
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:icondee21416:
dee21416 Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
I :love: it!! But as you know, I love almost all of your pictures!!
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
almost? are you serious?
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:iconshonegold:
ShoneGold Featured By Owner May 23, 2007   Digital Artist
Darn pretty piece...wonderful capture of light.
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Thanks!
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DigitalMicrophen Featured By Owner May 22, 2007   Photographer
Nice!!! You take amazing photos.
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:icondugonline:
dugonline Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Thanks again. and again. and again again again again again. :D
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DigitalMicrophen Featured By Owner May 23, 2007   Photographer
lol!
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