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photoblog image A New Dawn

A New Dawn

As seen from the city wall.

Nanjing, China. 2008.

 

I took this back in 2008 and put together an HDR image at the time then I never liked. I don't think I posted the final image then. I came accross the original files recently and with newer software, and with a bit of extra knowledge about HDR two and a half years later, decided to try again. This is the result. A tonemapped image from Photomatix with a bit of photoshop work done with curves and layers after.

 

The real struggle in this was the smog. The hazy smog just killed the contrast throughout much of the image -- this was made even worse in the HDR image. I'm pleased with how this did turn out in the end though.

A New Dawn

As seen from the city wall.

Nanjing, China. 2008.

 

I took this back in 2008 and put together an HDR image at the time then I never liked. I don't think I posted the final image then. I came accross the original files recently and with newer software, and with a bit of extra knowledge about HDR two and a half years later, decided to try again. This is the result. A tonemapped image from Photomatix with a bit of photoshop work done with curves and layers after.

 

The real struggle in this was the smog. The hazy smog just killed the contrast throughout much of the image -- this was made even worse in the HDR image. I'm pleased with how this did turn out in the end though.

comments (4)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 3 Feb 2011, 10:51
Old and the new good photo
This is quite nice.
Really cool. Cheers, H.
  • panda
  • Finland
  • 7 Feb 2011, 19:18
aaahaaa! looks nice. good job iain.=]

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