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Entrance  .:: HDR ::. | by Boris Mitendorfer Photography
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Entrance .:: HDR ::.

Franciscan Church "Holy Mother Maria of Mercy" in Maribor.






Franciscan Church "Holy Mother Maria of Mercy" in Maribor. For a long time I wanted to take night shot from this old brick church, build with plans from Wienna's architect Richard Jordan, between 19. and 20. century. It was build on place of Capuchin order cloister and church "Mother of Murcey", where was from the year 1786 the headquarter of Slovenian beforecity parochial. It is build in form of old Roman basilica. Bricks for building were carried by hand from women, appr. from 2 km away.

Most of the inner paintings were painted by Hungarian painter Ferenz Pruszinskay, kross road was curved from wood by carver Miloš Hohnjec from Celje, pipe organ were made from Maribor skilled worker Jožef Brandl. On main oltar is Maria's plastics from 18th century, in a presbytery are frescos an vitrages from painter Stane Kregar.


The shot


Standard 3 exposures [-2,0,+2EV] in IS0400/RAW at f/8.0 (1/60 seconds exposure time for 0 EV) using the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens @10mm, from hand.




Tonemapped using the detail enhancer, twice.




° removed noise on upper part (sky),

° Curves to give a brick wall more details,

° Highlights and Shadows used to open up shadows a little,

° High pass filter for more details, blended with Multiply appr. 10%,

° Scaled, framed and signed.




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




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Taken on July 22, 2010