LightningPaul

15 Nov 2010 893 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Train Station Luik-Guillemins #4

Train Station Luik-Guillemins #4

 

Another shot of the new train station in Liege, Belgium.

 

 

TECH-INFO: 5 shots handheld. Converted from RAW to TIFF with DxO Optics Pro. Merged into a HDR file with Photomatix Pro 4. The latter does a better job for aligned then the previous version 3. I used to do this with Photoshop. For tone-mapping I balanced between keeping it natural and still looking edgy. In Photoshop I boosted contrasts, tweaked colors a bit and added vignetting.

Train Station Luik-Guillemins #4

 

Another shot of the new train station in Liege, Belgium.

 

 

TECH-INFO: 5 shots handheld. Converted from RAW to TIFF with DxO Optics Pro. Merged into a HDR file with Photomatix Pro 4. The latter does a better job for aligned then the previous version 3. I used to do this with Photoshop. For tone-mapping I balanced between keeping it natural and still looking edgy. In Photoshop I boosted contrasts, tweaked colors a bit and added vignetting.

comments (8)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 15 Nov 2010, 08:16
Excellent Paul, nice use of your wide angle lens
great POV. Great architectural capture.
All very modern.
You are so good at these. This is a cracking shot. (:o)
A wonderful assembly of lines and shadows.
A wonderful assembly of lines and shadows.
Crystal clear, I like the edge you have added.
We share similar aesthetics in our processing philosophy, LP. One technical question: why convert RAW ti TIFF first? Why not process to HDR directly from RAW files? These can be adjusted in ARC first and saved, or imported without adjustment directly into Photomatix.
LightningPaul: "why convert RAW to TIFF?" DxO is an excellent RAW converter. I very much like how it renders the colors (I tweaked the default settings slightly to get a bit closer to the Nikon look). Besides that it corrects all flaws of my lenses (lens distortion, softer corners, vignetting, ...). For me it's a much better converter than in Photomatix or Photoshop (ARC). I could convert to JPG before merging into HDR but I hope (I'm not sure) that TIFF would yield a little more quality. After processing I delete the TIFF file anyway.
I would love that DxO converts my RAW files straight into HDR, but so far it doesn't.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera NIKON D300
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/320s
aperture f/11.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 10.0mm
Orange Juice SalesmanOrange Juice Sal...
Train Station Luik-Guillemins #5Train Station Lu...
Parliament in BudapestParliament in Bu...

Warning