The Transporter (HDR)

The story of this photo

Ok, this is not a space ship but a cruise ship. Anyway, they have a transporter on board that can “beam you up, Scotty!”. I just wonder why they’d build a ship when they can beam you anywhere you want!? ;-) This was shot in the Anytime Bar onboard the AIDAbella cruise ship. This is nothing more than a sophisticated door. This door, by the way, takes you to The Wormhole.

Quite a bit of contrast to my previous upload: From a religious icon of the 18th century to a teleportation device from the 24th century. Well you just have to be flexible, I guess! ;-)

How it was shot

How it was tonemapped

  • HDR creation and tonemapping using Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)
  • Saved as 16bit TIF

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 Denoise [details]
  • Saturation layer (master)
  • Curves layer (increasing the contrast)
  • Curves layer on the ceiling to enhance the reflections
  • Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
  • Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
  • Watermarking
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