Autumn is finally here

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Royal Baths Park presented in this photo was created in XVII century and renovated in XVIII century by the last king of Poland - Stanislaw August Poniatowski. It's the largest park in Warsaw hosting many cultural events (it has stayed so for the 200+ years now). Although most of the buildings in the park suffered heavy fire (as a result of Warsaw Uprising in 1944 and Hitler's order to bring Warsaw to ruin as an 'example' for other occupied nations of Europe) many of them survived the war in quite a good condition compared to the Warsaw Old Town (completely destroyed in the bombardments). In my opinion it's one of the most beautiful parks in the world :)

 

The autumn light during this shot was perfect, very warm and soft what created opportunity to do very nice HDR.

 

Camera: Canon 50D

Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22 mm f/3.5-f/4.5

Focal length: 10 mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 200

HDR: from 3 RAWs, handheld at -2, 0, +2; tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro 4, fine-tuned in GIMP 2.6.10.

 

For anyone interested you can download some of my HDR presets: here.

 

My tutorial on using Photomatix for HDR

 

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Taken on October 21, 2010