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Castle Howard - Yorkshire

Artizen HDR Lock 05 and Lock 06


This image is in response to a question in the Artizen HDR group about how to create 'Evil Clouds'.

I started with a HDR Image made from 3 seperate exposures. I created two tone mapped images in Artizen, one using lock05 and adjusted for the sky. I had to bring the shadow slider up to clip the blacks. The other image was tone mapped for the foreground using lock06. The images were combined in Photoshop using a layer mask to combine the foreground and sky. This is the result.


Castle Howard is a stately home in Yorkshire, England, 25 miles (40 km) north of York. It is one of the grandest private residences in the country. Most was built from 1699–1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh. It is not a true castle: the word is quite often used for country houses in England which were built after the end of the castle-building era (c.1500) and were not intended to have any military function.


Castle Howard has been the home of part of the Howard family for more than 300 years.


Castle Howard might be familiar to television audiences as "Brideshead" in Granada Television's 1981 adaptation of Brideshead Revisited. Today, it is part of the Treasure Houses of England heritage group.

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Taken on February 19, 2008