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Prague Castle - Prague, Czech Republic (HDR)

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The story of this photo:

This is a shot of the Prague castle that I took over a year ago. The castle is the dominating building of Prague. In the foreground you see the Vltava River (German: Moldau) and to the right is the famous Charles Bridge.

 

This was one of my first night HDR attempts. I did not do too many yet, though.

 

Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.

 

How it was shot:

> Camera put on a wall

> Three exposures (0, -2, +2 ev) autobracketed and merged to get and HDR

> Camera: Nikon D90

> Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR

> Details can be found here

 

How it was tonemapped:

> Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)

 

How it was post-processed:

> Post-processing was done in Photoshop

> Topaz Adjust on the entire image (except for the sky) to get back the colors and the details [details]

> Topaz Denoise [details]

> Levels layer on the water to decrease the brightness and increase the contrast

> Saturation layer on the buildings to increase the overall saturation a bit

> Blended in the sky of the original 0ev exposure to remove ugly halos and noise

> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]

 

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Taken on April 21, 2009