Rien ne va plus! (HDR)

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Watch the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!


The story of this photo:

This is another interior shot from the AIDAbella cruise ship - the casino! Did you know that they are only allowed to open the casino once the ship has reached international waters? Anyway, I did not gamble on that trip! In fact, my first and only gambling experience was in Las Vegas where I played some poker. After a few hands I lost big time. I had a full house and my opponent had four sixes. Can you believe that??? Normally this only happens in Hollywood movies. This time it happened to me. To make things worse, that guy won an additional 100 Dollars for making the best hand in that hour with his quad sixes. Duhhh...


Maybe you noticed that I did a bit of redesign on my frame which also carries over into the photo. I hope you like it. I borrowed the original idea for that kind of watermarking from Ryan Eng. I think it's a brilliant idea to integrate the watermark into the photo. Ryan, if you happen to read this, I hope this is ok with you.




Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.


How it was shot:

> Taken handheld [details]

> Three exposures (0, -2, +2 ev) autobracketed and merged to get and HDR

> 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 in ACR mainly for CA correction [details]

> HDR creation using Photoshop (better alignment of source photos)

> Tonemapping using Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)

> Saved as 16bit TIF


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 (more aggressively on the ceiling) [details]

> Saturation layer on the floor (yellows, reds)

> Levels layer on the floor (more contrast)

> Saturation layer on the chairs (master, yellows)

> Saturation layer on the ceiling (master)

> Saturation layer on the tables (slight desaturation)

> Levels layer on the tables (slight darkening)

> Vignette effect on the lower half of the photo using a masked fill layer [details]

> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]



Learn these techniques at farbspiel-photo.com - View. Learn. Connect.


- Thanks for viewing!

  • saahmadbulbul 4y

    Good on you!!
  • Stu 46 4y

    Amazing! I even like the way you blend your watermark into the shot :)
  • HJSP82 4y

    Stunning image!
  • Norton Kejelin 4y

    When I use "Merge to HDR" in Photoshop, the camera data are no longer available here in flickr. How your camera information is available in this picture?
  • seeit_snapit 4y

    gorgeous work!
  • Michael.DK 4y

    Stunning view and really great processing!
  • Thomas Neanderthal 4y

  • Mad Blike 4y

    Faites vos jeux !
    Awesome work!
    Your HDR collection is just fantastic. So aesthetic and pleasant to look at. I'll be back for more comments.
  • xadjif 4y

    Thanks for the information’s was very useful website bookmarked
  • Ian Cremona 4y

    We are working on a monthly travel and adventure sport competition, all winning entries will be published in an online magazine. Judge panel will selected from Flickr.

    There are 3 parts of the competition, 2 parts are currently under development:

    A Flick group called : www.flickr.com/groups/emotioned/
  • Paul Duggan 4y

    Fabulous detail. Wow.
    Like the watermark too!
  • parosjet JET 4y

    Amazing photo can I use it on www.incasino.gr ?
  • Richard Krawiec 4y

    Lovely HDR - I really must try harder on my interior HDRs.
  • Siegfried Zackl 4y

    sehr beeindruckend - mir gefallen so ziemlich alle Deine Bilder
  • Marcello BARDI 3y

    Another great masterpiece my dear friend!
    Fantastic shot and very wonderful processed !
    Ciao and please visit my gallery again.
    See you soon......Marcello.

  • Marco de Waal 3y

    Nice picture! Excellent!
  • LasVegasInside 3y

    I love VEGAS
  • FlorHandmade 3y

    I love colors. Thanks for sharing!
  • 22710768 2y

    Good like
  • janetfo747 New-Nice As It Gets 2y

    As an Administrator of the “Nice As It Gets” Level 1 group, I would like to extend an invitation to post this intriguing photo in our stream.

    We are an awarding group and do hope that you will join us in this fast paced awarding group with your outstanding photo, just make sure to award 5 others when you post, we run a sweepr! Thanks

    nice as it gets level 1 invite

    Congrats on Explore!

    We have just opened a photo contest in Level 2 on chairs and benches
    photos must be part of the pool, but you have time to join us
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Taken on August 5, 2010
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