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Tikal, Guatemala | by szeke
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Tikal, Guatemala

View of the jungle and other Tikal ruins from the top of the big pyramid. Nicer large.


This is my first photo where I replaced the sky. The original had a blown out sky, so this is a sky from Southern California. Used Topaz Remask to delete the sky, Pretty good, and very easy.


As most of my TIkal photos, this was shot at ISO 800 by mistake, so had a lot of noise and magenta fringing. Used Photomatix to recover some details, then replaced the sky and then used several Nik filters: Tonal Contrast and Sunshine on ruins and big tree, Foliage, very slight Coffee Graduated Filter and slight Glamour Glow. In PS did a curves Contrast with lumniosity mask and some burning around the edges.

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Taken on August 3, 2005