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The Parliament (HDR) - six exposures - photomatix and photoshop

The Parliament (HDR)

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This is a 6-exposure HDR image of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, Hungary. Before I went on that trip, I did my usual Internet scouting on the entire city of Budapest, and sure enough, I came across a ton of images of this Parliament building. So, I was prepared! But when I arrived there and set up my tripod just across the river (Danube), something strange happened.

HDR Pics to play with: The Parliament (HDR)

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This HDR Pics to play with archive is containing the source exposures of the HDR image 'The Parliament (HDR)'. Download the source photos, test your post-processing skills and share your results here. It's fun! You want to try some HDR but you feel that your own source images are not good enough? Use mine! They're free! Even if you are an advanced HDR user, it can be fun to test your skills on a set of images that are used by many other people in the HDR community. Publish your results and see how others did. Get a feel for what's possible, and compare your style with others objectively, based on the same image.

HDR Making-of: The Parliament (HDR)

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This is the Making-of video for 'The Parliament (HDR)'. Watch how this image evolves through all the post-processing stages and stop at any position to inspect the parameter settings (see remarks below). This video shows the entire post-processing work starting with the HDR merging and the tone-mapping all the way through to the finishing touches. Each major step is indicated by a subtitle. Watch it in full HD mode (1080p) full-screen and pause at any point to inspect the parameters I choose for the different tools involved in the post-processing.
HDR Before and After: The Parliament

HDR Before and After: The Parliament

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "The Parliament (HDR)". At the top, you see the three original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 6-shot exposure series with shutter speeds between 0.6s and 15s. At the lower left, you see the result of merging those shots into a 32-bit HDR and subsequent tone-mapping using the Details Enhancer option of Photomatix Pro 4.2. And finally, at the lower right, you see the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS6.
Big City Lights (HDR)

Big City Lights (HDR)

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...Going Pro ...New Baby ...New Content ...A Whole New Life This 3-shot HDR image was taken at the shore of Lake Ontario and it shows the skyline of Toronto, Canada with the CN Tower to the right. I have been there for one week in July. ...Going Pro This is acually the first shot that I publish from that trip. It has been a crazy few months. So many big things happened, and I have that strange feeling that they ran past me in a mix of time-lapse and fast-forward. My "old" job ended at the end of August.
Closer to Heaven (HDR)

Closer to Heaven (HDR)

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The story of this photo I took this photo at a recent…