St. Jodok Church - Ravensburg, Germany (HDR Vertorama)
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The story of this photo:
St. Jodok is one of the catholic churches of Ravensburg in southern Germany. What I find most remarkable about his church is the composition of colors. The bright white of the walls, the wooden tones and the turquoise/red colors of the organ are quite unique, I think.
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How it was shot:
> Taken handheld (Read more about the technique!)
> 6x3 autobracketed shots (three exposures each with 0, -2, +2 ev)
> Camera: Nikon D90
> Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3,5 EX DC HSM
> Details can be found here
How it was stitched and tonemapped:
> Preparation: Developed the RAW files in ACR (consistent white balance, CA correction [details])
> Created 6 HDRs (32 bit) using Photomatix Pro 4.0
> Stitched the 6 HDRs using Photoshop and saved in OpenEXR format (some distortion correction and cropping before saving)
> Tonemapped resulting panorama HDR using Photomatix Pro 4.0 (Detail Enhancer)
> 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 (more aggressively on the white walls) [details]
> Saturation layer on the white walls (slight desaturation)
> Levels layer on the white walls (slight increase of contrast)
> Saturation layer on the wooden parts (master)
> Levels layer on the wooden parts (slight brightening)
> Saturation layer on the pillars (slight desaturation)
> Global saturation layer to fine-tune the colors
> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
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