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Kuala Terengganu beach & “island”

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, I was able to take some pictures on the beach near our home here in Kuala Terengganu (KT).

Beach Panorama
Kuala Terengganu "Island"

2 thoughts on “Kuala Terengganu beach & “island”

  1. I would recommend shooting on a set exposure level. This way your sky comes out one color and then you can process the sky and ground separately. This way you can have a ground and sky that stand out amazingly.

    I’ll give you some examples:

    Here the waterfall, and the trees. I did them seperately and was able to bring about adequate lighting and contrast levels on both.

    Again, the ground and sky are two separate layers processed individually giving it more life.

    This was great. The originally was very bright but after some cleanup:

  2. Maa shaaʾ Allaah! I see what you mean. I haven’t given a lot of time to modifying my pictures after taking them for the most part, yet, but with the results you’ve demonstrated, I think I need to start. Have you read-up on any techniques for doing so? Or maybe you’ve just gone by trial-and-error?

    One of my reasons for hesitating is that I want to ensure that my pictures are true-to-life as opposed to “artistic”. However, the pictures above are definitely more realistic had I left the exposure at one level. If I took it over again, I would be more mindful of such things, in shaaʾ Allaah. CHDK makes this easier to do with my PowerShot, but a D-SLR would make it a piece of cake, in shaaʾ Allaah.

    Jazaak Allaahu khayran for the tips! Please do keep them coming.

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