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Sunset Palace

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Solitude Palace is a beautiful place just outside of Stuttgart, Germany that has become one of the recreational attractions. It's a great vantage point to view across the Württemberg lowlands. The palace has been built in the 18th century as a hunting lodge and summer residence. This is actually one shot from an entire bracketing series shot for an HDR image, but I decided to use only one of the frames to demonstrate the power of the Easy Preset System.

HDR Before and After: Into the Open

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Into the Open (HDR)". At the top, you see the twelve original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 12-shot exposure series with shutter speeds between 30s and 1/60s.
Into the Open (HDR) - twelve exposures, tonemapped in adobe camera raw

Into the Open (HDR)

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It's always good to try something new, right? Well, with this image, I did just that. Most of my previous HDR images where created using the Details Enhancer method in Photomatix. This time, I tried a new workflow that makes use of some new features in Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Camera Raw. I actually bypassed Photomatix completely with this image and did the tone mapping with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR).