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.

Photomatix

Tonemapped using the detail enhancer.

Photoshop

°A little warping for symmetry, up to a certain point.
°Desaturation on greens.
°Two pass sharpening in Lab Color mode.

You

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

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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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*~Tammy~*, Xploiтєя ™, and 67 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. -Ruben- 72 months ago | reply

    Alaaaaaa, vaya pasada de imagen te has currado aqui Raul. Excelente trabajo de PP

  2. Karnevil 72 months ago | reply

    I am with you brother! I love these kinds of shots too! Well taken and processed!

  3. ~diAnNa~ [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Artistic Treasure Chest {Invited Images Only} *Now Voting*, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Gorgeous perspective.

  4. ~diAnNa~ [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Magnum Opus! [ Admin Invite Only ] 40+ Faved, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Francisco PC 72 months ago | reply

    Linda jóia de Arquitectura !!! Uma profusão de belíssimos e variados Vitrais !!! Uma captura de Mestre. Parabéns Raúl !

  6. tozofoto 72 months ago | reply

    Truthfully..
    An Outstanding Image!!!


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  7. CarloPDX 72 months ago | reply

    I've been to St. Etienne a number of times and you've really put life and vividness into her. What an amazing eye you have! I really get lost in your work.

  8. Eric Rousset 72 months ago | reply

    Impressive low angle, fantastic details !!

  9. Elisabeth de Ru 72 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paris Geotagged, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. Steve Boote.. 72 months ago | reply

    Your on fire my friend :)
    Another gem of an image

  11. Studio Troll I Ord 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World Architecture In HDR - WAIH, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. nacomex 62 months ago | reply

    wondeful shot!
    congratulations!

  13. Jamie McKerral 62 months ago | reply

    Blown me Away yet again ..........

  14. Gislaadt Art 48 months ago | reply

    Excellent, bravo !!

  15. jim270. 48 months ago | reply

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    Your Work is OUTSTANDING !

    Exquisite Churches

    (Post 1 ~ Award 1)

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    Seen in the group"Exquisite Churches" ( ?² )

  16. Anto57 - 47 months ago | reply

    This Composition is Talented

  17. Pavel K 47 months ago | reply

    Your Work is OUTSTANDING !

    Exquisite Churches

    (Post 1 ~ Award 1)

  18. roxyline(I'm back) ! [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

    Your Work is OUTSTANDING !

    Exquisite Churches

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    It will look like this:

    Your Work is OUTSTANDING !

    Exquisite Churches
    (Post 1 ~ Award 1)

  19. farbspiel 46 months ago | reply

    The perspective on this one is nice!

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