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Take me to Istanbul (HDR Panorama) | by farbspiel
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Take me to Istanbul (HDR Panorama)

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The story of this photo:

Floating into the Bosporus towards Istanbul with a cruise ship is an amazing experience. What a city this is. Unfortunately, we had not-so-nice weather with quite heavy rain and low-hanging clouds. But still, this is a great place. But there is something good in every bad thing: The rain actually contributed to this night panorama by making the deck of you ship nice and shiny.


This is a HDR panorama composed of 30 exposures showing a portion of our ship in the Istanbul harbor.




Take a look at my "HDR Cookbook"! It contains some more information on my techniques.


How it was shot:

> Taken from a tripod with a simple pano adapter [details]

> 10x3 autobracketed shots (1.6s - 25s exposure time)

> Camera: Nikon D7000

> Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR

> Details can be found here


How it was stitched and tonemapped:

> CA reduction and white balance correction in ACR [details]

> Saved the images as TIFFs

> Applied noise reduction (Topaz Denoise) to each of the source images [details]

> Resulting TIFF images were then used as input to Photomatix (Details Enhancer option)

> Stitched the 10 tone-mapped TIFFs 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 water (blue, cyan)

> Curves layer on the water (more contrast)

> Saturation layer on the ship (red, yellow)

> Global saturation and levels layers (fine tuning colors and contrast)

> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]

> Watermarking



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Taken on October 9, 2011