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!!

    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 :)!

    Dave DiCello, Batram, *Arielle*, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Cammino & Vivo Capovolto ☆ Claudio ☆ 69 months ago | reply

      Great capture , beautiful colors , congrats

    2. BurgTender 69 months ago | reply

      Thanks everybody for your comment!

      @ : Thanks for your great words and critics ! I like to know what people like and what I can try to improve. Mais, on ne peut pas rendre tout le monde joyeux et chacun à son style :)! Thanks again!

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    3. Stanegg 69 months ago | reply

      Excellent processing, this is a great pic, well done!!

    4. 575756756 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called I s2 Flickr, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      nice pic :X welcome to my flickr

    5. Sassafras T. 69 months ago | reply

      Beautiful treatment and shot. I would love to go there.

    6. Iseelight 69 months ago | reply

      what an amazing work
      fantastic place and great processing
      have a great day :-)

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    7. Parkinson Sniper 69 months ago | reply

      I "generally" don't like such "soft" processes...because I'm big fan of sharpness, I like to count the stones and analyze their texture! :) but I liked this one in such soft view...it looks "dreamy", which I never have the courage to try it :( :))

      I can suggest you Cokin Filter Holder sets and Cokin gradient ND filters :) they are much more cheaper than other ND filters and you can move them up and down, in order to set the sky line :)

    8. mago52 69 months ago | reply

      Bella foto, mi piacerebbe vederla su: Nice photo, I'd like to see on: Espressione fotografica

    9. ABUELA PINOCHO  69 months ago | reply

      Ho visto questa splendida foto su: Espressione fotografica

    10. uiltje50-Astrid v. Y. 69 months ago | reply


      Ho visto questa splendida foto su: Espressione fotografica

    11. Bruce Wayne Photography (Formerly darth_bayne) 69 months ago | reply

      Great shot! I really like the softness in this photo, makes it very dreamlike.

    12. **Anik Messier** 69 months ago | reply

      Wow, cette photo est superbe Pier-Luc !!

    13. natasa10 69 months ago | reply

      Wow, I like how soft all looks... :)

    14. Elisa Ursalas 69 months ago | reply

      what a beautiful place ... love it

    15. ξωαŋ ThΦt (slowly back...) 69 months ago | reply

      Nice processing... this result is glowing. :)

    16. bodyinmotion 69 months ago | reply

      What an amazing day that must have been...they definitely built for longevity. Beautiful capture of this historic place.

    17. ilona.. 69 months ago | reply

      Très jolie photo. J'aime beaucoup cet traitement d'adoucissement, c'est comme la petite pellicule de patine de temps passés...

    18. Michael De Leon 68 months ago | reply

      That looks awesome. BTW, I totally love Nik software as well

    19. Bobin Cano 65 months ago | reply

      very strong composition...excellent...

    20. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      J'adore, superbe...

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