Disqus comment system
Today I finally integrated Disqus comment system into my blog. I hope it will make commenting easier for those of you who don’t use Google+ (as you can sign in using other accounts like Facebook for instance). For now I left option to comment with Google+ account as well but will probably disable it in the near future.
Phra Nang Beach in Thailand
Below image was captured on Phra Nang Beach in southern Thailand.
I really wanted to have sun in a frame but this resulted in some strong lens flare artifacts which ruined the image. So what I had to do was to capture the scene twice: first time as I would normally do and the second time with sun covered by my hand (and that photo didn’t contain any flares because sun was invisible). As this is HDR image, it means that I captured two bracketed sequences (7 photos each), tone-mapped them with the same settings in Photomatix Pro 5 and then blended resulting tone-mapped images in Photoshop to remove the flare. I wrote more about this technique in this tutorial.
I finished the image with ON1 Effects 10 which I start to really like (I hope to write review of this plugin at the beginning of 2016).
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review)
Lens: Canon 16-35 f/4 L IS USM (read my review)
Focal length: 16 mm
Exposure time: 1/3 s (“middle” exposure)
Number of exposures: 14
E.V. Step: 1.0 EV
Flash used: no
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping
Software: Magic Lantern, Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Capture One 9, Photoshop CC 2015, ON1 Effects 10