Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Old Louisville Sunset

This picture is actually three photos of the same scene exposed at different shutter speeds (1/200sec, 1/50sec, 1/13sec) and combined into one picture using photoshop masking. The reason for doing this is because of the difference in lighting between the background(sunset) and the foreground(building). The 1/200sec exposure was used to capture the sunset, but in doing this the building is underexposed. The 1/13sec exposure was used to capture the building, but in doing this the sky is overexposed. And finally the 1/50sec exposure was there for blending purposes. The final result is this, something that looks more like what you can see with your eye.


4/2/06 at 6:53pm

5 Comments:

Anonymous Laurena said...

Very interesting, Mikey. I'll have to look into that. Neat result, and thanks for the tutorial.

4/04/2006  
Blogger Mikey said...

Thanks, and you're welcome.

4/04/2006  
Blogger Parris said...

Hey Mikey...how's school going? :)

4/05/2006  
Blogger Michael-Fay said...

This is a very complex representation of something very simple. I'm impressed, not with your photoshop skills (never), but with your ability to think in such a way as to overcome an obstacle that's plagued me for a while. I'm not as well-versed in the nuances of photography to understand the best way to get a GOOD sunset picture. Que bueno! And thanks for the ideas!

4/05/2006  
Blogger Mikey said...

It's going fine, but it's getting really, really busy with all of the projects we have to do. But I will be finished in May, and I will have survived 5 years of the Speed School of Engineering (formally known as Speed Scientific School). Rock on. How's the big job as NASA going? When are you going into space?

4/05/2006  

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