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HDR Pics to play with: The Parliament (HDR)

The Parliament - Pics to play with - Download the source files of this HDR image, test your post-processing skills and share your results in the comments below.

The Parliament – Pics to play with – Download the source files of this HDR image, test your post-processing skills and share your results in the comments below.

This HDR Pics to play with archive is containing the source exposures of the HDR image ‘The Parliament (HDR)‘. The ZIP archive for this ppw feature is 384 MB large. Make sure you read the information in Read This First.txt (included in the archive).

Download the complete archive (~384 MB):

Image Information

  • Taken with a tripod
  • Six original exposures (-3 to +2 EV) semi-autobracketed
  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR
  • Aperture: f/11
  • ISO 100

Below, you find the details for the photos in the archive. Each photo is provided as a 16-bit TIFF file.

Image file Exposure value Shutter speed
The Parliament – ppw – 01.tif -3 EV 0.6 s
The Parliament – ppw – 02.tif -2 EV 1.3 s
The Parliament – ppw – 03.tif -1 EV 2.5 s
The Parliament – ppw – 04.tif 0 EV 4 s
The Parliament – ppw – 05.tif +1 EV 8 s
The Parliament – ppw – 06.tif +2 EV 15 s

Processing Information

The images have been pre-processed in the following way:

  • The original three RAW files where converted to TIFFs in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) with the default settings.
  • The CA (Chromatic Aberration) was removed in ACR (see details).
  • The images where saved from ACR as 16-bit TIFFs, and they were watermarked in Photoshop.
  • No additional processing was applied.

Processing Tips

Use the source images as you feel appropriate. It is not strictly necessary to use all of them. Visit the photo page at to get information on my personal workflow for this image. It may serve as a starting point. Here are some tips:

Additional Resources

Check out the Dynamic Before-and-After comparison for this mage to see the effects of my post-processing work.

Sharing Your Results

Share the result of you post-processing work (your final image) online wherever you like. Make it publicly accessible. No login or membership of any sort should be required to view it. Then, post a comment below and include a link to your version. Feel free to explain what you did to the image.

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9 Comments on "HDR Pics to play with: The Parliament (HDR)"

2 years 4 months ago

Thanks again Klaus for making these image files available and I’m looking forward to seeing what the community does with them. Here’s a link to my version:


I processed all six images with SNS HDR then took them into CS6 for contrast and saturation adjustments. I sharpened the image and cropped to make it more of a panorama. Then I added a vignette to highlight the central Parliament building.

2 years 4 months ago

Thanks Klaus, here is a link to mine


I also used SNS HDR (Mustang Joe tipped me off to it), Nik Color Efex Pro, Photoshop, Topaz DeNoise and Topaz InFocus.

2 years 4 months ago

Here’s my take on the scene:


Thank you Klaus for the source files and the opportunity to play with them and showcase our results.

2 years 4 months ago

Thanks for sharing the source images. I decided not to HDR this one but edit one of the source files by itself. Hope you guys like the result.


2 years 4 months ago

Here, three attemptes:


– with Enfuse;
– with Machinery HDR;
– whit SNS-HDR;