Take me to Istanbul (HDR Panorama)
View the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!
The story of this photo:
Floating into the Bosporus towards Istanbul with a cruise ship is an amazing experience. What a city this is. Unfortunately, we had not-so-nice weather with quite heavy rain and low-hanging clouds. But still, this is a great place. But there is something good in every bad thing: The rain actually contributed to this night panorama by making the deck of you ship nice and shiny.
This is a HDR panorama composed of 30 exposures showing a portion of our ship in the Istanbul harbor.
Take a look at my “HDR Cookbook”! It contains some more information on my techniques.
How it was shot:
> Taken from a tripod with a simple pano adapter [details]
> 10×3 autobracketed shots (1.6s – 25s exposure time)
> Camera: Nikon D7000
> Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3,5-5,6G ED VR
> Details can be found here
How it was stitched and tonemapped:
> CA reduction and white balance correction in ACR
> Saved the images as TIFFs
> 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)
> Stitched the 10 tone-mapped TIFFs using Photoshop
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 [details]
> Topaz Infocus on the entire image for sharpening
> Saturation layer on the water (blue, cyan)
> Curves layer on the water (more contrast)
> Saturation layer on the ship (red, yellow)
> Global saturation and levels layers (fine tuning colors and contrast)
> 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