I was happy with the results for my two entries in the Colour Print Section. A photo taken of our Portraiture Workshop during a demonstration by the presenter focusing her camera on the model before capturing her shot gained a Merit (our highest award). You may view this photo in my blog posted 15 March, 2011.
And one I took during last years trip to Roma in Queensland for the Australian Photographic Society Convention (APSCON) gained a credit. APSCON is held every year and is an opportunity to meet people interested in photography from all around Australia (and even overseas) and to hear experienced photographers, both amateur and professional, give talks on all things photographic.
One everning, three of us took the opportunity to drive out of town to capture a sunset. We were assured of clouds as there had been a lot of rain before our arrival and and they had flooding shortly after we left so the weather patterns were conducive to photographing sunsets.
|As Shot in RAW file format exposed for the highlights|
Rather than take a number of frames and blend them in software to achieve what I had envisioned when I pressed the shutter button, I made another version of the original file to give detail in the foreground and pasted the two selections together.
|Original RAW file adjusted for the foreground|
|Blended image with crops from first and second files|
Once I replaced the foreground in the original image I then tidied up the scene and adjusted the contrast to really bring out the detail in the sky. Files created from the original RAW file were 16bit TIFF.