Prague Castle – Prague, Czech Republic (HDR)

Prague Castle (HDR)

The story of this photo

This is a shot of the Prague castle that I took over a year ago. The castle is the dominating building of Prague. In the foreground you see the Vltava River (German: Moldau) and to the right is the famous Charles Bridge.

This was one of my first night HDR attempts. I did not do too many yet, though.

How it was shot

How it was tonemapped

  • Photomatix version 3.1 (Detail Enhancer)

How it was post-processed

  • Post-processing was done in Photoshop
  • Topaz Adjust on the entire image (except for the sky) to get back the colors and the details [details]
  • Topaz Denoise [details]
  • Levels layer on the water to decrease the brightness and increase the contrast
  • Saturation layer on the buildings to increase the overall saturation a bit
  • Blended in the sky of the original 0ev exposure to remove ugly halos and noise
  • Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
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