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



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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Taken on July 17, 2009