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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 Pics to play with: Chain Bridge

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Ethnographic Museum - Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: The Tube (HDR)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Up! (HDR Vertorama)

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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Chain Bridge - Budapest, Hungary (HDR)

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Chain Bridge…
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HDR Cookbook - Before and After: Matthias Church - Budapest, Hungary (HDR Vertorama)

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The Tube (HDR)

The Tube (HDR)

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The story of this photo: This is one of those images…