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Beam Me Up Scotty ! :P :: HDR | by :: Artie | Photography :: Travel ~ Oct
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Beam Me Up Scotty ! :P :: HDR

I thought this is a pretty fun shot :D When I saw the light shining down in line with these tourists, I just can't help but to shoot it! lol! Honestly without them, i believe it will most probably be just another interior shot with lots of people wondering around. Fortunately they came at the right time with no one interrupting my view... yeah the famous phrase -> beam them out of there, Scotty ! :P

 

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About

 

The Pantheon in Rome, Italy

 

The Shot

 

3 exposure shots (+2..0..-2 EV) in RAW taken handheld

 

Camera :: Canon 5D Mark II

Lens :: Canon 15mm F/2.8 Fisheye

 

Photomatix

 

- Tonemapped generated HDR using detail enhancer option

 

Photoshop

 

- Blended a 0 EV tonemapped hdr to correct the movement of tourists

- Added 3 layer mask effect of 'curves' for contrast

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'level' to enhance the light

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (reds) to desaturate the people

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

- Added 1 layer mask effect of 'saturation' (cyans) to remove ghost artifacts

- Used 'warp' transformation to correct some fisheye distortion

- Applied slight 'unsharp mask' on background layer

 

Music

 

Nicki Minaj - Beam Me Up Scotty

 

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Taken on August 13, 2012