This was photographed on a Hasselblad H3D and is the result of only 1 image with no ND graduated filter. To those who are reading this and often shoot landscapes and/or sunsets, you are probably surprised that I chose not to use any technique to balance the exposure between the sky and land. Well, as you probably know digital Hasselblads have extremely good retention of detail in both shadows and highlights. Well, I had already photographed a couple other scenes as the sun was setting and this was the last and as a test (knowing that I had a couple others to fall back on if this hadn't worked) I only shot the one exposure that was taken for the sky to be about half a stop under-exposed. Therefore, on looking back at this image in post, it was very dark to start with. Working in Camera Raw, I brought the shadows up to close to 100 and the highlights down quite a lot to give the starts of an okay looking image. I then used two ND grads to finish the edit. The lower filter increased the exposure by 3 stops and the top filter decreased the exposure by about 1 stop. Now all I had to deal with was colour boosting certain aspects. I warmed the image and introduced a magenta hue to the whole image, then using the HSL panel (which if you don't use already, you should certainly have a look at) to increase the yellow saturation, which affected both the sky and the gorse, so that was a balancing game too. Finally I opened the file in Photoshop and created a duplicate layer and used a curves adjustment to brighten everything. I inverted the mask and painted the brightness into the path that led through the gorse bushes toward the sunset, as I wanted to make this line quite prominent.
The second image on the right was taken mostly for the fly. I had to use a smaller aperture than I usually would at this level of light, as it meant sacrificing shutter speed, which I then had to compensate for by increasing the ISO. Looking back at it I would have preferred to find an angle in which I could have got less of the flower in focus and more (or the same) amount of the fly in focus.
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