Stairs to the forbidden floor (1 of 2)
Shot in the old building of the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium. Currently it's not in use but soon they will start renovating. We were not allowed to walk upstairs because of the bad condition of the wood.
The contrasts were very high so I had to shoot multiple images and combine them. This one should look pretty natural while still having all the details preserved. Next post will be an artistic interpretation of the same image.
TECH-INFO: 9 JPG's shot, each with a stop difference. First I removed lens distortions in DxO Optics Pro, then I combined them into one HDR file in Photoshop. I really wanted to have a balanced look so for tone mapping I used Picturenaut. The adaptive logarithmic tone mapping method yielded this nice look without any halos. This program is really great if you have a PC with eight cores: tone mapping happens in as good as in real time.
Afterward I enhanced contrasts in Photoshop and I removed some lens flare.
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