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Sacred Heart

Although by now I've posted more than enough pictures of the Sacred Heart cathedral in Bendigo, I put this one together specifically to try out the creative watermarking technique described by Klaus Herrman (


The picture itself is a vertical panorama stitched together from five hdr images (each from five handheld exposures). Before incorporating the watermark into the picture I first had to design a logo, which took a while because it is not my strong suit. I wasn't happy with the results I got designing in Photoshop, so in the end I created the logo using Solidworks -- an engineering CAD package. That's kind of like using a laser to slice an orange, but I got there in the end.


On the original picture I thought the watermark stood out too much so I toned it down a bit, but now looking at the image uploaded to Flickr I see that it's barely noticable except at full size. A bit of practice is clearly required. (Edit: I increased the strength a little and re-loaded to make the watermark more visible)

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Taken on July 30, 2012