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Infinity (HDR)

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Infinity (HDR) - Dynamic Before-and-After - Click here to slide back and forth between the two versions

Infinity (HDR) – Dynamic Before-and-After - Click here to slide back and forth between the two versions

This is a 6-exposure HDR image from inside the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. When I was there in July, I was exploring the city by foot. On that particular day it was like 35+ °C, and I was toast when I arrived at the location. But it turned out to be the perfect day for the visit as there were very few people there. So, photographing the place was relatively easy.

How the photos were shot

How the HDR image was created and tonemapped

  • CA reduction and white balance correction on all source exposures in Adobe Camera Raw
  • Saved the 6 images as TIFFs
  • Created additional images from the original +2 EV and -3EV source photos [details]
  • Applied noise reduction (Topaz Denoise) to each of the source images [details]
  • Resulting TIFF images were then used as input to Photomatix (Details Enhancer option)

How the tonemapped image was post-processed

  • Post-processing was done in Photoshop
  • Topaz Adjust for enhancing the colors and the lighting [details]
  • Sharpening using the High-Pass method [details]
  • Separate Levels and Saturation adjustment layers on the following areas:
    • The carpet (desaturating the ornaments)
    • The wooden floor
    • The white parts of the walls and the ceiling (desaturation)
    • The glass roof
    • The wood work in the pillars and the ceiling
    • The bronze/golden ornaments in the pillars
  • Global Levels and Saturation layers for global fine-tuning
  • Slight vignetting [details]
  • Watermarking [details]
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9 Responses to Infinity (HDR)

  1. Cath says:

    Outstanding.
    And you did this hand held! I hope to be able to do this someday.

  2. orlando says:

    Thank you master !!

  3. Dave Cooper says:

    Great photo Klaus! So close to home.

  4. Miguel diaz says:

    Klaus,

    This is one of your best photos. Incredible detail and lights, perfect colours. As usual a masterpiece.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jane says:

    Beautiful work as always:)

  6. Gary Guest says:

    Awesome. Love the out come. You have unlock many doors for me. Thanks.

  7. Nikon_bob says:

    Hand held, amazing! Too bad my Canon only has a three stop option. Any more really does need a tripod. Your work is so inspiring.

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