University Campus HDR at Dusk - Brazil

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Felipe_CA, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Felipe_CA

    Felipe_CA New to Mu-43

    Dec 27, 2012
    Took some shots while my girlfriend was making her enrollment
    Found holding back and not overcooking at post tricky with this technique





    Not dusk, but I guess that's alright:biggrin:

    And here is the new college student =)
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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    What is the huge tower with the tram mural on it?
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  3. onur

    onur New to Mu-43

    Oct 31, 2012
    Awesome pictures, looks great!

    what is the exact procedure did you apply for these shots?

    how many different picture with what exposure do you generally merge?

    which software did you use?

    thanks a lot,
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  4. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
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    Those are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Felipe_CA

    Felipe_CA New to Mu-43

    Dec 27, 2012
    Some more info

    @Ulfric M Douglas
    It's a water tower! 50m (164 feet) tall and 40m (131 feet) diameter. Don't know why it's so big, maybe because before there was a university, industrial installations could be found there. The muralist is Eduardo Kobra, and his paints are really great, including some in New York and Los Angeles.

    Those were shot raw and imported to lightroom. The three shots +1, 0 and -1 were merged with nik HDR Efex pro 2. (Can not say that is my general workflow, I did not try other exposures combinations yet)
    Inside the application the blacks were brought down, the contrast and structure increased a bit, the general exposure brought down a bit and the curves tweaked to add contrast. I guess those modifications could be done in LR with similar results.
    With the shots merged, I applied dxo film pack 3 kodak kodachrome 64 definition, with about 60% strength, with this procedure:
    -An overall subtle orange to magenta cast was added, what can be seen on the whites at picture 2.
    -The green saturation was brought down, what can be seen on the greens at picture 5.
    I think that could be also done in LR or PS with color saturation sliders.
    Specifically on the first picture, using LR split toning, tinted the shadows with a hue of blue and about 10 in the saturation slider. This made the sky more interesting. Also added a bit of vignette and geometric distortion correction, the light pole was clearly not straight.

    I thank you for the visit! :thumbup:
    All the pictures can be seen at full res in my flickr

    Flickr: Felipe_CA's Photostream

    Those were shot with OM-D and 14-42mm II @14mm, iso 200.
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  6. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Well done - nice balance with the HDR. :thumbup: