LightningPaul

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photoblog image A Classical looking Tower

A Classical looking Tower


Shot in Barcelona, not far from Palau Nacional at the Montjuic neighborhood. You can see this tower too in the middle of this image. I took this image while sitting in the blue line touristic bus.


TECH-INFO: when the riding bus was standing for a moment, due to lots of traffic, I quickly fired 7 shots with each a stop difference, all hand held. Photoshop did an excellent job of aligning and merging them into a HDR file. Tone-mapping is done in Photomatix. When the contrast and dynamic range is very high then you get easily more artistic results but I didn't mind for this image. I like the extra details and stronger colors a lot. Afterwards in Photoshop I worked on the contrasts and colors even more. Also I performed perspective correction to get straight lines.

A Classical looking Tower


Shot in Barcelona, not far from Palau Nacional at the Montjuic neighborhood. You can see this tower too in the middle of this image. I took this image while sitting in the blue line touristic bus.


TECH-INFO: when the riding bus was standing for a moment, due to lots of traffic, I quickly fired 7 shots with each a stop difference, all hand held. Photoshop did an excellent job of aligning and merging them into a HDR file. Tone-mapping is done in Photomatix. When the contrast and dynamic range is very high then you get easily more artistic results but I didn't mind for this image. I like the extra details and stronger colors a lot. Afterwards in Photoshop I worked on the contrasts and colors even more. Also I performed perspective correction to get straight lines.

comments (5)

All I can say is....WOW
Surreal image, did you use some sort of a Halo filter?
LightningPaul: No halo filter is used, just the sun is behind the tower and lighting the clouds behind it. This gives the halo effect.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Apr 2010, 10:37
This is just divine. Great work, Paul.
Definitely has the wow factor, Paul - terrific image.
Very well presented Paul.

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camera NIKON D200
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/750s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 44.0mm
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