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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Rock pool at sunrise


Here is a HDR (High Dynamic Range) photograph I took on the weekend. This photograph is made of 7 photographs giving me additional 2 stops of range. This in simple terms allows me to have the bight sun and the very dark shadows on the rock exposed correctly. Normal photography will lose either the details in highlights or shadow under such circumstances. To do this you need a very steady tripod and modify each photo from under exposure to over exposure. Then you need to assemble the photograph in Photoshop. I use another program called Photomatix, which makes this process very easy.

I have to add I have used neutral density x8 filter to photograph this rock pool against the sunrise.

Rocks – long exposure


Long exposure is often used in water photography to show the water movement. Too long and the water looks like plastic coating. Not long enough and the effect is totally lost on the viewer. In this photograph I wanted to create an effect where the rocks would be very solid and the water would be turned into cloud like mist. This is a bit more tricky than a simple long exposure. I have used the waves to create the effect but photographing not only using the long exposure setting but also exposing the same photograph many times and blending it together in software. This photograph is a composite of 7 individual photos.