Small Planetoid Sunset

February 06, 2013

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This image was taken looking towards the Montana Cuervo Crater on the Volcanic Plateau of Lanzarote.The picture was taken handheld with a Sony A700 with a Samyang Fisheye lens at 8 mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs. 


The 3 images at 2EV separation were outputted in Photomatix detail enhancer with a custom preset for Sunset and a natural look.


Topaz HDR preset group light pop grunge preset used to add more detail.

General adjustments in levels to enhance with a layer mask and brush used to exclude the sky.

Vibrance layer increase 26 points

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.

Duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

More contrast and clarity added using unsharp mask amount 43 and Radius 43 with a layer mask used to remove the sky from the adjustment.

The clone brush was used to remove darker areas in the upper corners.


Below are the Before and After images. First the original. Then the tonemapped image and then the final result.

Original at 0EV

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Tonemapped image

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Final Image

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