Satellite Down

Just a 100 meters or so from the paintball battlefields, we spotted this downed Satellite (of the Plymouth variety), which reminded me of the of the movie ‘Terminator’.  Unfortunately, we were outgunned because we didn’t find a heavy paintball machine gun mounted up on this ride (hmm, I wonder if that’s possible).  If you look at the “Before” photo further down the page, you’ll find a few notes of things I believe key to making a tonemapped image look right.  And as an added bit of interest, the third photo down shows a zoomed in view of some of the detail you can find while working your images.

AFTER - The way I envision the shot


BEFORE - Straight out of Photomatx Pro. Needs some work!

It's fun to explore the little details

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Excellent post Jacques. The car is a great find and the visual of the flaws in a tone mapped image is very telling! Awesome work!

Nice, Jacques. I like how you’ve pointed to areas you’d like to address. Great finished shot, too!

GReat image and great post showing how you arrived there

Thanks guys. I might do things like this more often, providing some images (or videos) of my thoughts along the way to my finished photos.