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Wanna take a bath in the Kaiserthermen ?

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After a long day of walking and shopping in Trier, we needed to find somewhere to relax... Why not in an old Roman hot tub ? Alright... it's not a hot tub, but a Roman Imperial Bath... Sounds good isn't it ? These ruins were fantastic. I was shocked by how it was ingenious... Can't believe that Romans, without our technology, were able to build something like that (and still there after few thousand years... crazy!).

 

If you want to know how that works ... go here : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_baths . Even in French I won't be able to explain it... so no doubt that I won't be able in English!!

 

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Processing :

 

I started by create an HDR picture from only 1 jpeg. Wasn't satisfied, so I applied a Duplex filter on it (With Nik Software... Great software by the way!!!). With the duplex effect, I fixed the saturation and others things that the HDR totally mess up. I applied a Graduated Neutral Filter (Nik software again, Color Efex Pro) to make the gradient blue in the sky. After that, I used Noiseware Pro to remove the noise in the sky and create those magical clouds (that include masking the ground and structure). That's it :)!

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Taken on June 10, 2009