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Another shot of the beautiful St Patrick's Cathedral. This is my first attempt at doing a night-time HDR.

Details
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 13 exposures (-2,-1.66.-1.33,-1,-.66,-.33,0,+.33,+.66,+1,+1.33,+1.66+2 EV)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 16 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Accessories: Canon RC1 Wireless Remote, Expodisc,
Date and Time: 17 July 2009 7.06pm

Post Processing:

Imported into Lightroom
Exported 13 exposures to Photomatix
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Exported HDR and 0 EV exposure to CS3 and layered HDR on top of 0 EV
Brush tool to even out the sky
Curves layer for contrast
Noise reduction layer
LucisArt 3 SE filter
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Slightly cropped in Lightroom
Vibrance adjustment in Lightroom
Sharpening in Lightroom
Added keyword metadata
Exported as 3000 x 2000 JPEG

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  1. Arsumigli aka Papi 39 months ago | reply

    Luci e riflessi spettacolari

  2. 연길 [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

    Beautiful!!!!!!

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  4. belloteyson 36 months ago | reply

    volare ohohohoh...cantare'

  5. _shuniil 35 months ago | reply

    heavenly indeed

  6. TJ.Photography 33 months ago | reply

    This should be available as a print (specially on glossy paper).

  7. moenggoro2011 32 months ago | reply

    Great picture and i love it

  8. Francisco Aragão 30 months ago | reply

    beautiful night photo !

  9. MarculescuEugenIancuD60Alaska 30 months ago | reply

    Wonderful night capture.
    Beautiful colors&light.

  10. Beetwo77 30 months ago | reply

    Fantastic work.

  11. Ralph Oechsle 15 months ago | reply

    fantastic image, very well done !

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