Palermo Harbor - Palermo, Italy (HDR)
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The story of this photo:
This was shot in the harbor of Palermo in Italy. Floating into a harbor with a big cruise ship is an impressive experience. When this huge ship maneuvers into the harbor, it is usually very early in the morning and it is a quiet atmosphere. People standing on the railing and just watching. Some are, of course, taking photos. ;-)
I had to make this from a pseudo HDR since the ship was moving which led to parallax effects. This is very hard to align and causes ghosting and blur.
Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was shot:
> Single exposure (pseudo HDR)
> Camera: Nikon D90
> Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR
> Details can be found here
How it was tonemapped:
> 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 mountain (master, yellows)
> Levels layer on the mountain (increased contrast)
> Photo filter on the water (Cooling Filter (82))
> Photo filter on the water (cyan, just on the bottom part using a gradient mask)
> Saturation layer on the sky (master to enhance the blue tones)
> Levels layer on the clouds (slight increase in contrast)
> Saturation layer on the quay and the harbor (yellows)
> Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
> Selective sharpening on the clouds using the high-pass filter [details]
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