San Pietro - South Tyrol, Italy (HDR)
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The story of this photo:
San Pietro is a very small place in the mountains surrounding the Etsch Valley (Valle dell'Adige) in South Tyrol, Italy. This region is full of old charming buildings like this one. A very nice place to do some hiking and a lot of photo opportunities. As you see, the weather was a bit difficult at times when we were there. But this set the stage for some interesting HDR shots.
Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was shot:
> Three exposures (0, -2, +2 ev) autobracketed
> 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)
> Created the HDR from three JPEGs and saved the tonemapped result as 16bit TIF
How it was post-processed:
> Post-processing was done in Photoshop
> Topaz Adjust on the entire image to get back the colors and the details [details]
> Topaz Denoise [details]
> Levels and saturation layers on the sky to desaturate it slightly and tune the contrast
> Saturation layer on the church (reds and yellows)
> Levels and saturation layer with a gradient mask for more even brightness and colors on the church
> Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
> Selective sharpening on the church and the walls using the high-pass filter [details]
> Some cropping
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