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Battle Of Karbala

Depicts the famous Battle of Karbala


Found in the Brooklyn Museum, January 2010


Stitched together in Photoshop from 16 smaller pictures. I did this because I had to take the pictures from a grazing angle to avoid reflections from the display lights. After that, compensated from lens and perspective distortion. The upside is the resolution of the final result : a whopping 9795 x 4612. However, this is misleading as there is not enough detail in the picture to justify that. The main reason for that is that I shot on a high ISO range, and try to mask the noise with a strong bilateral filter with a big threshold (smart blur in Photoshop). It would have worked with just decreasing the resolution, but it does add a bit to the painterly quality of the picture. Probably I could have spend that time better by making sure the brightness was better matched between the different scenes. Oh well...

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Taken on July 11, 2009