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Here be gold by prperold Here be gold by prperold
Millwood, close to Knysna, South Africa

In the 1800's a lot of gold mining took place in this location.

This is a manual blend of 3 shots. A slight Orton effect was also implemented in order to get that "mystical" look.

*re-post

I gave this shot a re-edit after recently discovering Tony Kuyper's tutorials on luminosity masks. I'm never going back :)
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SnappingSausage Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The light's great :nod:
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Meowgli Jan 28, 2010   Photographer
I've just recently started implementing the theory in those tutorials myself too... awesome and quick way and saves me soo long on painting into masks, I love them! did you "donate" and get them sent to you?
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:iconprperold:
I figured I could replicate the actions from the tuts, but there are still some actions that he doesn't explain, so I "donated" :) The blending is really cool, but I'm still struggling a bit with exactly how to make which adjustments with which luminosity masks. Guess I'll just have to fool around with it A LOT :)
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Meowgli Jan 28, 2010   Photographer
haha yeah I think it's one of those things which benefits from a little playing around :)

I figured the same, and have just been creating the selections myself so far... but it's these midtones masks which I'm really keen to get started with and really not sure I can be arsed creating all those actions! pretty broke right now, did you get away with a teeny tiny donation? haha.. that would be nice!
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:iconprperold:
Yeah the midtone mask is really great. Unfortunately no teeny donation, just the standard $25 :(
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Meowgli Jan 28, 2010   Photographer
bummer.. don't know why they even pretend it's a donation of your choice then! sounds like it's worth it though... sold some shots for a real estate marketing campaign today so when the $ comes in I think 25 will go that way ;)
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:icondomwills:
Great shot.

I see you have you Msc Oral tomorrow, sounds interesting, I may come along. I've just finished phd also in electical eng at SUN. Small world!
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:iconprperold:
Haha, can you believe it. Small world :)
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:iconandyw01:
Cool effect the star burst around the sun is great, also like the light on the side of the first tree...
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