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Paris - Église St-Etienne-du-Mont :: HDR

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This one here today is dedicated to my dear friend Frank Baillet who I met in Paris at the last moment before leaving, Sunday, the 8th of March. We went to this beautiful and special church, and it was a great pleasure to be with him doing some photography, along with friends Catherine, Thierry, Julien and Valentin. It was a shame we were together for so little time, no chance to talk much, and share knowledge and experiences, and get to know each other’s as I would like… we hope to come back one day!


I left this one big size, so you can enjoy the fine details. If you look carefully, will be noticed that past a certain point, the church is really not symmetrical, and bends to the left which is an interesting feature... hope you like it!


Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont


The shot


Standard 3 exposures HDR [-2,0,+2EV] in RAW/ISO100 at f/8 on a gorillapod on the floor using the 10mm Sigma fisheye lens.




Tonemapped using the detail enhancer.




°A little warping for symmetry, up to a certain point.

°Desaturation on greens.

°Two pass sharpening in Lab Color mode.




All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are ( as always ) welcome.








Tips and tricks and quotations from here and there


Just a quick useful one for Camera Raw: on the Histogram, if you click the arrows up, left and right, you can turn on the highlights clipping warning!


So you can play with the Exposure and Recovery sliders to make the clipping areas to disappear in some sort of trade off for better results… If you hold on the ALT key while dragging, the image turns black for better understanding of the problem areas! ;)



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Taken on March 8, 2009