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The Great Gate (Darwaza-i rauza) of Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography ::
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The Great Gate (Darwaza-i rauza) of Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India :: HDR

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The Great Gate (Darwaza-i rauza) of Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

The Shot

 

3 exposure shots (+2..0..-2 EV) in RAW with tripod

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Added 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' for selective contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'level' to slightly enhance dark areas

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds & yellows) to slightly desaturature the architecture

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (magentas) to slightly darken the sky

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'photo filter' (blue) to enhance the sky

- Applied high pass sharpening

 

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Taken on November 26, 2014