Mirador Entrance Passage

February 24, 2013

Mirador Entrance Passage FinalMirador Entrance Passage Final

This picture was taken inside the Mirador del Rio viewpoint building in the far north of Lanzarote. The view is looking back along the entrance corridor.

The picture was taken on a Tripod with a Sony A700 with a Samyang Fisheye lens at 8 mm. 3 raw images 2EV spacing. Opened in Photoshop first and each image noise reduced with Noiseware Pro and saved as tiffs. 

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The 3 images at 2EV separation were outputted in Photomatix detail enhancer.

Photoshop

The minus 2EV image was opened. This image was then copied in as a new layer. A black layer mask was used to exclude this. Then a white brush at low opacity was used to build up detail in highlight areas near the entrance.

More detail was brought in using Topaz Vibrance preset group, specify preset with adjustments using the sliders.

General adjustments in levels and curves to enhance with a layer mask and brush used to exclude highlights.

Brightness and contrast increased with a mask to exclude highlights.

Vibrance layer increase 37 points

Layers flattened before going on to sharpening.

Duplicate layer Noiseware Pro and a little sharpening.

More detail added using Unsharp mask clarity effect 53 amount 53 radius

BEFORE AND AFTER

Below are the Before and After images. First the original. Then the tonemapped image and then the final result.

Original at 0EV

Mirador Entrance Passage OriginalMirador Entrance Passage Original

Tonemapped image

Mirador Entrance Passage TonemappedMirador Entrance Passage Tonemapped

Final Image

Mirador Entrance Passage FinalMirador Entrance Passage Final

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