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St. Jodok Church - Ravensburg, Germany (HDR Vertorama) | by farbspiel
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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

> Take a look here for a more detailed description.


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]

> Watermarking



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Taken on November 20, 2010