LightningPaul

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photoblog image Stairs to the forbidden floor (1 of 2)

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.

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.

comments (4)

Well composed and executed Paul, I will be interested to see version two!
LightningPaul: I hope you like the second version too.
what will be upstairs?
LightningPaul: I have no idea, we were not allowed to go up. I'll try to go next to see what's up.
Is it possible to enhance the shadows Paul. For me it's what it needs ... cheers richard
LightningPaul: Yes, indeed, see the following post.
  • Doum
  • Canada
  • 14 Dec 2009, 15:39
I prefer this version is less surreal. Still, both versions will look for another type of feeling. I prefer the strange to it. Bonne semaine.
LightningPaul: Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Always nice to know what people think.

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camera NIKON D300
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aperture f/11.0
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