A Room with a View - Bebenhausen Abbey, Germany (HDR)
Watch the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!
The story of this photo:
Until a few days ago, I guess I was the last human being that had no Facebook account. But now I have been assimilated. Resistance was futile. My mental distinctiveness was added to that of Facebook. From this time forward, I will service the collective… or something like that. I will have to look that up again in the Facebook TOS
If you go to my farbspiel – photography page, you will get updates whenever something happens in my little universe. That is, whenever I upload a photo to flickr, publish a new recipe in my HDR Cookbook, post a video on my YouTube site, go to the toilet, have to sneeze, or do anything equally important, you will be the first to know, maybe even before I know it. That is, of course, if you happen to like the page enough to ‘Like’ it. I just wonder, is there actually a difference between liking and ‘Liking’ something? I guess I will find out, right?
You may also want go to my new SmugMug site to see what is happening there.
Whatever you do, enjoy yourself! I hope, I’ll see you on Facebook.
Take a look at my “HDR Cookbook”! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was tonemapped:
> Preparation: developed the raw files with ACR mainly in order to reduce the CA [details]
> Created two additional exposures in ACR (+4EV and -4EV) to preserve highlights and shadows [details]
> Applied noise reduction (Topaz Denoise) to each of the source images
> Resulting TIF images were then used as input to Photomatix
> Tone-mapping: Photomatix Pro 4.0 (Detail Enhancer)
How it was post-processed:
> Post-processing was done in Photoshop
> Topaz Adjust on the entire image to get back the colors and the details
> Topaz Denoise on the entire image [details]
> Curves layer on the floor (more contrast)
> Photo filter layer (blue) on the blue parts of the floor to get back some of the color
> Saturation layer on the red parts of the floor (reds)
> Curves layer on the walls (more contrast)
> Saturation layer on the walls (yellows)
> Saturation layer on the ornaments on the ceiling (desaturation)
> Levels layer on the outside (more contrast)
> Saturation layer on the outside (master)
> Global saturation layer (master)
> Global levels layer (more contrast, brightness)
> Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
> Watermarking [details]
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HDR Cookbook – Improve Today!
- ► Introduction
- ► Requirements
- ► Contents
- ► The Secrets of Hand-held HDR Shooting
- ► Manual HDR Bracketing Explained (NEW)
- ► Semi-Autobracketing for HDR (NEW)
- ► General HDR Workflow
- ► Why you need an artistic workflow
- ► 21 HDR Photography Myths Busted
- ► Creating 32-bit HDRs the Right Way
- ► Correcting Chromatic Aberration
- ► Structuring a Project
- ► Complex Selections
- ► Using Topaz Adjust to Improve Your Images
- ► Reducing Halos
- ► Fixing Uneven Luminance
- ► Noise Reduction
- ► The Three Rules of Noise Reduction
- ► Sharpening
- ► Creating Clarity in Your Images
- ► Adding a Vignette Effect
- ► Adding a Frame
- ► Restoring Exif Data
- ► HDR Panoramas
- ► Taking Interior HDR Vertorama Shots
- ► Taking HDR Vertorama Shots with a Tripod
- ► 14 Tips for Quick and Effective Travel Photography
- ► Creative Watermarking