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The story of this photo:
This is not a particularly spectacular subject. It is just a warm late summer afternoon in a nice park in Berlin. Just imagine that you are standing there. Couples are walking by, hand in hand, whispering into each others ear, smiling romantically. Birds are singing. People are relaxing and enjoying nature. It is just a peaceful atmosphere all-around. No problems - just you and nature.
Got the picture?
Ok, and now imagine that you have got to catch a plane back home. You know you are late... very late! But you just have to get a couple more shot of that place.
It was kind of a mixture between these two moods that dominated me at that very moment. But now, just forget about the plane and Enjoy! ;-)
Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was shot:
> Three exposures (0, -2, +2 ev) autobracketed and merged to get and HDR
> Camera: Nikon D90
> Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR
> Filter: Circular Polarizer
> 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)
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]
> Saturation layer on the sky (master, blues)
> Saturation layer on the water (blues)
> Curves layer on the water to enhance the contrast
> Saturation layer on the vegetation (yellows)
> Photo filter (Warming filter (85)) on the vegetation to get warmer tones
> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
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