Natural History Museum - London, United Kingdom (HDR)
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The story of this photo:
I have been in London a few days ago. Surprisingly, I had a little spare time. So I went to the National History Museum with my little Nikon P6000. Of course this camera is by far not as capable and versatile as the D90. For some reason, I could not switch it to autobracketing mode. So I had to set the exposure manually. Despite all of these difficulties, I managed to get three decent shots of the main hall. I am quite surprised about the result - not up to the D90 standard, but still acceptably good.
Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.
> This photo was featured in the Explore Coolpix P6000 content from November 14th to January 27th 2011 as the top photo shot with the P6000.
> It is an Editor's Pick at "HDR Spotting".
How it was shot:
> Taken using a balustrade as support
> Three raw exposures (0, -2, +2 ev)
> Camera: Nikon P6000
> Lens: Built in
> Details can be found here
How it was tonemapped:
> Preparation: Developed the RAW files in ACR mainly for CA correction [details]
> HDR creation and tonemapping using Photomatix Pro 4.0 (Detail Enhancer)
> Semi-automatic deghosting on the people
> Saved 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 on the entire image [details]
> Saturation layer on the black elements (slight desaturation)
> Levels layer on the black elements (darkening)
> Saturation layer on Charles Darwin (slight desaturation)
> Levels layer on Charles Darwin (slight contrast correction and darkening)
> Saturation layer on the windows at the far end (master)
> Saturation layer on the people (slight desaturation to make the skin tones more natural)
> Levels layer on the frames at the far end (darkening)
> Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
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