The story of this photo

Today, I am posting a photo that is a bit more abstract than normal… well, a lot more abstract. I shot this in a staircase in the Bardo museum in Tunis, Tunisia. I think the interplay between light and shadow is really nice, and I tried to enhance it even more in post-processing. I tried to avoid noise as much as possible, so this is an exposure fusion, not an HDR. Also, these are not the natural tones in this place. The original color was white. I added the golden tones in post-processing for no particular reason other than I think it looks nice. So don’t travel to Tunis and search for it, you may not find it. 😉

How it was shot

How it was tonemapped

  • This is not an HDR but an exposure fusion using Photomatix version 3.1.
  • Saved as 16bit TIF

How it was post-processed

  • Post-processing was done in Photoshop
  • Topaz Adjust on the entire image to enhance the lighting (very subtle) [details]
  • Topaz Denoise [details]
  • Black and White adjustment layer with an orange tone as tint
  • Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]

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6 years 2 months ago

I absolutely love this shot – it’s genius.