Wanna take a bath in the Kaiserthermen ?

View Large On Black


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, Batram and 10 more people faved this
  • Cammino & Vivo Capovolto ☆ 6y

    Great capture , beautiful colors , congrats
  • Pier-Luc Bergeron 6y

    Thanks everybody for your comment!

    @ Jonathan : 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!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • mark bowden 6y

    Excellent processing, this is a great pic, well done!!
  • 575756756 6y

    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
  • Sassafras T. 6y

    Beautiful treatment and shot. I would love to go there.
  • Iseelight 6y

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

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Parkinson Sniper 6y

    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 :)
  • Mauro Gardella 6y

    Bella foto, mi piacerebbe vederla su: Nice photo, I'd like to see on: Espressione fotografica
  • Ana Alas 6y

    Ho visto questa splendida foto su: Espressione fotografica
  • Astrid van Yperen 6y


    Ho visto questa splendida foto su: Espressione fotografica
  • Bruce Wayne Berry Jr. 6y

    Great shot! I really like the softness in this photo, makes it very dreamlike.
  • Anik Messier 6y

    Wow, cette photo est superbe Pier-Luc !!
  • Natasa Borenovic 6y

    Wow, I like how soft all looks... :)
  • Elisa Ursalas 6y

    what a beautiful place ... love it
  • Diego da Silva 6y

    Nice processing... this result is glowing. :)
  • bodyinmotion 6y

    What an amazing day that must have been...they definitely built for longevity. Beautiful capture of this historic place.
  • Ilona 6y

    Très jolie photo. J'aime beaucoup cet traitement d'adoucissement, c'est comme la petite pellicule de patine de temps passés...
  • Michael De Leon 6y

    That looks awesome. BTW, I totally love Nik software as well
  • Bobin Cano 6y

    very strong composition...excellent...
  • Photo--Graphy 4y

    J'adore, superbe...

12 faves
Taken on June 10, 2009
  • Show EXIF
This photo is in 7 groups
This photo is in 1 album

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context