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The story of this photo:
This building is standing close to a little lake ("Bärensee") in Stuttgart, Germany. I have tried to find out, what it is good for, but without great success. Apparently, it is at least parially a feeding station for the wild animals, maybe also a temporary housing for a ranger. Whatever it is, it looks quite nice against the sky and the green of the grass.
Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was shot:
> Taken with a tripod
> Nine exposures (-4 to +4 ev, in 1ev steps) (semi-)autobracketed
> Camera: Nikon D90
> Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3,5 EX DC HSM
> Details can be found here
How it was tonemapped:
> Preparation: Developed the raw files with ACR mainly in order to reduce the CA [details]
> Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)
> Two different versions, a "normal" one and a "warm" one (color temperature set to +5) - blended later in Photoshop
How it was post-processed:
> Post-processing was done in Photoshop
> Blended the sky of the "normal" HDR into the "warm" HDR using a layer mask
> Topaz Adjust to enhance the details and the colors of the foreground [details]
> Satration adjustment layer on the foreground and the sky separately
> Levels adjustment layer on the sky to darken it
> Halo reduction in the sky using a levels adjustment layer (gamma ~ 0.8) and delicate masking to blend this darker layer into those halo spots [details]
> Topaz Denoise on the Sky and the foreground separately [details]
> A little cropping to fix the composition :-)
> Sharpening on the foreground using the high-pass filter [details]
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