View from above - Brussels - Belgium :: HDR

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About

 

Close to the palace of justice there's a metal bridge running towards an elevator, there is a little platform in front of the elevator which gives a nice view over Brussels.

 

The shot

 

Put my tripod as close to the glass a possible, with one leg over the railing, look closely and you can see the tripod leg and the railing as well as my shadow. Pointed a bit down to get the nice rounded horizon so it looks like we are living on a ball, oh we are?-)

 

Standard 3 exposures [-2,0,+2 EV] in RAW/ISO100 at f/13 on a tripod using the Sigma 10mm fisheye.

 

Photomatix

 

Tonemapped using the detail enhancer.

 

Photoshop

 

° A very tiny curves.

° A dash of extra overal saturation.

° A bit more blue saturation and less lightness.

° Some dodging to emphasize the glass reflections in the sky so that they really look like that.

° An unsharp mask (200/2.1/20).

 

You

 

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

 

Music

 

Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home

 

 

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Taken on September 4, 2008