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Blinded by the Setting Sun

This statue can be found here in Ostend next to the beach. She's watching the sea, clearly waiting for something or someone. Went far on this one in the post-processing, but I think I did not overdo it...

 

Workflow:

 

- Manually merged to HDR in Photoshop,

- Created tonemapped HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.0,

- Adjusted exposure and contrast in Camera Raw,

- Added 1 layer of 'Pro Contrast' of the Color Efex package

- Added 1 layer of Brilliance/Warmth of the Color Efex package, to increase colors,

- Added 1 layer of Silver Efex to increase details of the statue and stairs,

- Reduced noise with 'Topaz DeNoise',

- Sharpening done with 'Sharpener Pro'

- Added Vignette,

- Added Border and name.

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Taken on February 3, 2011