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HDR Cookbook – Before and After:Basilica St. Martin – Weingarten, Germany (HDR Vertorama)

Before-and-after comparison of a stitched HDR Vertorama image showing the interior of the Basilica St. Martin in Weingarten, Germany

Basilica St. Martin – Weingarten, Germany (HDR Vertorama) – Before and After (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “Basilica St. Martin – Weingarten, Germany (HDR Vertorama)“. The final image was created from 5×3 RAW files (series of 5 autobracketed shots, +2, 0, -2ev) which you can see in the left three columns. These 15 source shots were merged into 5 32-bit HDRs and tone-mapped with Photomatix Pro 4.0 (detail enhancer option). The resulting 16-bit TIF images where then stitched using Photoshop CS4. The result of the stitching, perspective correction, and cropping can be seen in the middle column. In the right column, you see the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS4.

The final image and a more detailed description of the post-processing steps can be viewed here. Click on the image below to view a bigger version.

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7 replies
  1. Tommy Shadowfilm
    Tommy Shadowfilm says:

    Truly amazing work! It is so inspiring to see how you have done this, thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!

  2. Chris Smith
    Chris Smith says:

    Wow! This is one of the best HDR images I’ve ever seen. One of the best images, period. I have been feeling like I was nearing the end of what I had to learn with HDR. I’m glad to see I have an entirely different level to aspire to. Thanks for all of the great info on your site.

    • farbspiel
      farbspiel says:

      Thanks a lot, Chris!

      I always find it very rewarding to get to a new level and find new things to learn. I hope you’re having fun. Stop by any time.


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