The Marble Hall – Ludwigsburg, Germany (HDR)
The story of this photo
This is the marble hall (Marmorsaal) in the Ludwigsburg Palace in Germany. Ludwigsburg Palace is one of the biggest baroque palaces in Germany. In this hall, the king received his visitors.
How it was shot
- Handheld [details]
- Three exposures (0, -2, +2 ev) autobracketed and merged to get and HDR
- Camera: Nikon D7000
- Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3,5 EX DC HSM
- Details can be found here
How it was tonemapped
- Preparation: developed the raw files with ACR mainly in order to reduce the CA [details]
- Resulting TIF images were then used as input to Photomatix
- Tone-mapping: Photomatix Pro 4.0 (Detail Enhancer)
How it was post-processed
- Post-processing was done in Photoshop
- Slight perspective correction and cropping
- Topaz Adjust on the entire image to get back the colors and the details [details]
- Topaz Denoise on the entire image [details]
- Topaz Infocus on the entire image for sharpening
- Saturation layer on the white marble walls (desaturation)
- Saturation layer on the ceiling (master)
- Saturation layer on the chandeliers (yellows)
- Global saturation layer (master)
- Global levels layer (more contrast)
- Vignette effect using a masked fill layer [details]
- Sharpening using the high-pass filter [details]
fantastic, very beautiful
Excellent tutorial…and Beautiful image Thanks!
this is my version of yours photo i hope you like it.
I use photomatix then in photoshop i use the burn and dodge tools and finally the vivezia tools for more details.
How do you select and retouch only the marbles?
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I wanted a rather dark and deserted atmosphere in there with some light rays seeping through the windows.