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A view along the Petaluma river

I took this shot a couple of days ago while out for a walk along the riverfront. I processed it as a “faux HDR” image–it’s just one tweaked image, not multiple images merged into one. The enhanced dynamic range of the scene is much closer to what my eye saw when I took the shot.

Old Ghirardelli cocoa siding dominates a Petaluma river view

Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L at 105mm. 1/320 at f/8.0, ISO 100.

Canon 5DM3 out for a walk in the hood.

Old pilings on the river

One of the beautiful things about large digital files is the latitude of detail–if the overall exposure is good shadows areas can be brightened and highlights can be darkened in post production. Digital photographers can do this in camera with graduated neutral density filters, but the “trick” is less effective with angles. For this Petaluma River image, in Photoshop, I pulled up the shadow areas and lowered the highlights with the “Shadows and Highlights” image adjustment tool to give it an HDR effect.

Petaluma Bridge

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm at 24mm. 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 200.

Canon T2i rolling on the river.

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