De Leie vanop de grasbrug net na zonsondergang / The Leie river seen from the Grasbrug, Gent, Belgium

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This is the Leie river which runs through the city of Gent seen from the Grasbrug (bridge) just after sunset.

If you would turn around, you would see the St-Michielskerk.

The shot

Standard 3 exposures HDR on a tripod using the Sigma 10-20mm lens.

Photoshop

A little crop with perspective to correct the perspective distortion of the Sigma 10-20mm lens for object that are close by.
Added a little 'Curves' and masked it away on everything but the river.
Added a little saturation.
Decreased the saturation and lightness and masked that away on everything but the river, because the river looked unnaturally blue.
There was a bit too much noise in the dark part of the river so I applied a gaussian blur and brushed that away -using the history brush- everywhere except on the dark patch in the river.
Added brightness, inverted the mask (ctrl-i) and painted it back in, in the cloud parts using several steps of opacity of the brush.
Sharpened the image a bit using the unsharp mask to make the buildings pop.
There were a few artifacts around the light reflections in the water, blurred those away with the blur tool.

You

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

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  1. Matthew Crowley Photography 84 months ago | reply

    Beautiful reflections! Great colors!!

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  2. Davyd-sheep 84 months ago | reply

    PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. ALEXANDRE ~ [*Back*] ~ 83 months ago | reply

    Fabulous picture of stunning beauty, extremely well done :)))

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  10. Hayath 79 months ago | reply

    Heavenly !

  11. Wiking66 76 months ago | reply

    Oh man ! This is a really nice place and a very good pic !

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  14. L.0.T.U.S ~ summer vacation 68 months ago | reply

    Awsoooooooooome...

    Perfect reflection.....

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  15. Marcel Tuit 29 months ago | reply

    Gave plaat met heerlijke kleuren en compositie.

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