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Buddha in Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Buddha in Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia :: HDR

Time for another Cambodia post. I have tonnes to share but don't worry my friends :) i will not bore all of you here with those old dirty hdr details, esp when they are not the usual sort of nice subjects we see in our everyday life or something we can relate to right away. Angkor Wat is truly a place to be experienced in person & I guess its just hard to justify from a shot how beautiful Angkor can be even when it is not in its pristine condition.

 

View LARGE On Black to reach enlightenment

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About

 

The Headless Buddha Statue in Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

The Shot

 

Standard 3 exposure shot (+2..0..-2 EV) with tripod using Sigma DC HSM 10-20mm lens

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Added 2 layer mask effect of 'curves' to increase contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation'(reds) to tone down any saturated parts

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation'(yellows) to tone down the wall

- Used 'unsharp mask' (as always) on the background layer

 

You

 

All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are (as always) welcome

 

Music

 

Buddha Bar - Deja vu

 

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Taken on April 16, 2009