Wat Phra Phutthabat - Phra Phutthabat, Thailand (HDR)

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    The story of this photo:
    I went into my archives and processed one of my Thailand shots from earlier this year, just for a little change from the re-occurring church vertoramas. :-)

    This is Wat Phra Phutthabat. I am sure, all of you know that place... well, but then again, maybe not ;-) This is famous for hosting a footprint of Buddha. So some day, Buddha obviously came here and left a 5 feet long footprint. Talking about filling someone's shoes, this could be difficult here! ;-) Nowadays, it is believed that throwing money into the footprint brings you good luck - yeah, right, what else? Apparently, Buddha himself is coming down every day to get the money and buy... mhhh, what could he be buying with it???

    No seriously, of course the monks get the money and use it to maintain the temple, which is perfectly fine!


    Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook" if you are interested. It contains some more information on my techniques.

    How it was shot:
    > Handheld [details]
    > 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:
    > Preparation: Developed the RAW files in ACR mainly for CA correction [details]
    > HDR created from the three RAW files with Photoshop
    > Tonemapped with Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)

    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]
    > Saturation layer on the sky (blues)
    > Saturation layer on the white temple (slight desaturation)
    > Saturation layer on the plants (yellows)
    > Levels layer on the plants (slight brightening)
    > Saturation layer on the shadows (toned down the blues)
    > Levels layer on the sky (slight brightening)
    > Levels layer on the sky to even out uneven luminance resulting from the tonemapping (used inverted red channel luminance as the mask)
    > Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
    > Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
    Learn these techniques at farbspiel-photo.com - View. Learn. Connect.
    - Thanks for viewing!

    I Prahin | www.southeastasia-images.com, and 43 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. sempel 53 months ago | reply

      beautiful. the angle is perfect

    2. Vilchez57 53 months ago | reply

      Magnifica toma y preciosa galeria,,,felicidades ,,saludos,

    3. Woj Photography 53 months ago | reply

      Another winner Klaus. Great work!

    4. larigan. 53 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! You travel to some wonderful places!

    5. Jacquin-Qc 53 months ago | reply

      Je viens de découvrir vos photos! Elles sont vraiment splendides! Composition, textures et couleurs qui s'harmonisent merveilleusement!

    6. nans0410(busy) 53 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light , great HDR work !!

    7. i.rashid007 53 months ago | reply

      Very nice work !!!

    8. WisoNet 53 months ago | reply

      Gran composicion, buen detalle!!
      Congrats ,-)

    9. Ray Wise 53 months ago | reply

      beautiful Thailand.

    10. Aquarius 18( Laptop break down again ):) 53 months ago | reply

      great details, awesome captured and wonderful place too.

    11. ATSICHLAS (Busy) 53 months ago | reply

      So awesome scene, lovely view !

    12. Glorvindel 53 months ago | reply

      great capture.

    13. Butch Osborne 53 months ago | reply

      Nice shot.


      Have a great day.

    14. I Prahin | www.southeastasia-images.com 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture!

      As seen in:

      Thailand Showcase Gallery
      Only high quality images (5+ faves).

    15. ulli_p 53 months ago | reply

      As seen in:

      Thailand Showcase Gallery
      Only high quality images (5+ faves).

    16. socrates197577 52 months ago | reply

      Sono L'Amministratore di un Gruppo chiamato: In viaggio con la mia Nikon.
      I am The Administrator of a group called: Traveling with my Nikon.

      Complimenti la tua foto e' bellissima!!!
      This shot is wonderful!!!

      Sei invitato a posarla su:
      In viaggio con la mia Nikon.
      You are invited to place it on:
      In travel with my Nikon.


    17. AnZanov 49 months ago | reply

      very well composed with 2 strong leading lines, and well processed as usual!

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