Ethnographic Museum - Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)
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The story of this photo:
I just came back from a short vacation today. 8 days almost without any online interaction. Sometimes I took a look or two to see what was going on, but very little activity from my part.
As I came back, I decided to finally finish this image. Somehow, I was not happy with it before I left. So I decided to let it rest. When I looked at it today, there was not much I could change. So, I figured it was finished. Maybe I am too hard on myself here. Judge for yourself. By the way, I wrote about letting your images rest in my latest HDR Cookbook recipe about "Why you need an artistic workflow". Take a look!
This images was shot in the Ethnographic Museum in Budapest. It was a hot and sunny day, and everyone was either taking a nice bath or they were visiting the parliament building right across the street. So, I was virtually alone.
Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was shot:
> Taken handheld [details]
> 5x3 autobracketed shots (three exposures each with 0, -2, +2 EV)
> Camera: Nikon D7000
> Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3,5 EX DC HSM
> Details can be found here
How it was stitched and tonemapped:
> Created two additional exposures in ACR (+4EV and -4EV) to preserve highlights and shadows [details]
> Saved the images as TIFs
> Applied noise reduction (Topaz Denoise) to each of the source images [details]
> Resulting TIF images were then used as input to Photomatix
> Stitched the 5 tone-mapped TIFs using Photoshop
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 Infocus on the entire image for sharpening
> Saturation layer on the ceiling (desaturation)
> Saturation layer on the painting (master)
> Curves layer on the painting (more contrast)
> Saturation layer on the golden ornaments (master)
> Curves layer on the golden ornaments (more contrast)
> Saturation layer on the pillars (desaturation)
> Saturation layer on the gray part of the floor (desaturation)
> Curves layer on the floor (more contrast)
> Global saturation and levels layers (fine tuning colors and contrast)
> Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
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