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Re: filmscanners: Merging multiple scans in Photoshop to deal with veryhigh-contrast scenes

Les,  There isn't a tutorial on the site mentioned


>www.serenescenes.com and look for the "Levels Mask" tutorial.

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>From: Les Berkley <wogears@fast.net>
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Merging multiple scans in Photoshop to deal with 
>very high-contrast scenes
>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 19:42:19 -0400
>On 9/25/01 10:26 AM, "Anthony Atkielski" <atkielski.anthony@wanadoo.fr>
> > Has anyone here done any significant work with merging multiple scans to
> > overcome limitations of film in high-contrast scenes?  I'm talking about
> > exposing exactly the same scene over a couple of frames with different 
> > then
> > scanning the results, overlaying the scans in Photoshop, and carefully 
> > each layer so that the best exposure is revealed for each part of the 
> > This is a tremendous amount of work and I've only done it on a handful 
> > occasions, and it does require a static subject (unless your camera can
> > bracket
> > in multiple exposures very quickly) and typically a tripod mount, but 
> > scenes practically require it in order to get anything useful.
> >
> > I'd be interested in hearing about the experiences or experiments of 
>others in
> > this domain.  What techniques do you use, what pitfalls have you found, 
> > what
> > kind of results have you obtained?
> >
> > I have one image on my site composited in this way:
> >
> > http://www.atkielski.com/Wallpapers/images/EiffelNightPaper1024x768.jpg
> >
> > I'm not thrilled with the results, but there was simply no way to get 
> > useful with one exposure, as the stupid sign on the tower was blindingly
> > bright,
> > and the rest of the scene was fairly dark; in one exposure, you could 
>get the
> > tower exposed right with a blinding ball of pure white in the center, or 
> > ugly signed exposed perfectly but immersed in near-total darkness.
> >
> > -- Anthony
> >
> >
>www.serenescenes.com and look for the "Levels Mask" tutorial.

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