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Hall of Fame - Ludwigsburg, Germany (HDR)


Watch the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!

Success story:
> This photo is an Editor’s Pick at “HDR Spotting”

The story of this photo:
This was shot in the beautiful Ludwigsburg Palace (Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg). The paintings you see on the walls belong to the ancestral portrait gallery depicting all the emperors of Württemberg.

The reason why there are no people on this photo is that they were all standing behind me waiting. So, this was a really quick shot. :-)


Take a look at my “HDR Cookbook”! It contains some more information on my techniques.

How it was shot:
> Handheld [details]
> Three exposures (0, -2, +2 EV) autobracketed
> Camera: Nikon D7000
> Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3,5 EX DC HSM
> Details can be found here

How it was tonemapped:
> Preparation: developed the raw files with ACR mainly in order to reduce the CA [details]
> Created one additional exposures in ACR (-4EV) to preserve highlights [details]
> Applied noise reduction (Topaz Denoise) to each of the source images [details]
> 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 InFocus for sharpening
> Curves Layer on the floor (more contrast)
> Saturation layer on the floor (reds, yellows)
> Vibrance layer on the ceiling
> Saturation layer on the ceiling
> Saturation layer (desaturating some areas on the walls)
> Curves layer on the marble walls (more contrast)
> Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
> Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
> Watermarking [details]

Any comments, feedback or criticisms are highly welcome! Thanks for viewing!


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