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Bésame, bésame mucho

did about 6 hours post processing to this one. behind one of the pillars stood a man who jutted a bit, a few of the right windows were labeled with bills, the most left window was partly hidden by a wooden banquette, the stony base plates were damaged and/or poorly repaired, and the pillars as well as the stone blocks they stand on were full of stains of chewing gum, lichens and heaven knows what else.... all in all bad conditions for a perfect wedding shot, so I reconstructed the windows, base plates and pillars as they should be in a perfect (photographic) world.

 

see the original here.

 

the final picture has been composed of four different black and white versions, each of them produced by combining two of the three RGB-channels in a different way. the reason was the enormous varieties of contrast in this photograph (from deepest black of the grooms suit to the brilliant white of the brides wedding dress, illuminated by dazzling, direkt sunlight).

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Taken on October 13, 2007