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Explored: Highest position: 89 on Monday, May 2, 2011
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The story of this photo:
For the first time in a long time, I have managed to upload two images on one weekend. Yippie! This is another shot from Ludwigsburg Palace. This time a vertorama from the entrance area that highlights the beautiful baroque style of the sculptures and paintings.
Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was shot:
> Taken handheld (Read more about the technique!)
> 5x3 autobracketed shots (three exposures each with 0, -2, +2 EV)
> Camera: Nikon D7000
> Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3,5 EX DC HSM
> Details can be found here
How it was stitched and tonemapped:
> Created 5 tone-mapped images directly from the RAW files using Photomatix Pro 4.0 (Detail Enhancer)
> Created two additional exposures in ACR (+4EV and -4EV) to preserve highlights and shadows [details]
> Saved the images as 16bit TIFs
> Stitched the 5 TIFs using Photoshop
How it was post-processed:
> Post-processing was done in Photoshop
> Topaz Adjust on the entire image to get back the colors and the details [details]
> Topaz Denoise [details]
> Topaz Infocus on the entire image for sharpening
> Saturation layer on the figures on the wall (desaturation)
> Photo filter layer (orange) on the ornaments above the arches
> Saturation layer on the paintings on the ceiling (master)
> Saturation layer on the golden parts in the ceiling (yellows)
> Global saturation layer (master)
> Global levels layer (more contrast)
> Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
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