New Meets Old (HDR)

The story of this photo

This is one of the many places in Stuttgart where new and old architecture directly meet each other. This makes a nice qualitative contrast. The perspective distortion created by the 10mm focal length in a way create that duel-like scenery. But I guess, there is not a clear winner here, and I quite like this contrast when walking through the city.

How it was shot

How it was tonemapped

  • Preparation: developed the raw files with ACR mainly in order to reduce the CA [details]
  • Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)

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 Clean on the entire image – new layer blended with 50% opacity to get a cleaner look
  • Repairing uneven exposure (result of the tonemapping and Topaz Adjust) in the sky using levels layer and inverted blue channel as a mask
  • Saturation layer on the sky to enhance the blue tones
  • Curves layer on the glass to tune the reflections
  • Global curves and saturation layers to fine-tune the contrast brightness and saturation
  • Slight vignette effect on a separate layer [details]
  • Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
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