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altar II by Ditze altar II by Ditze
tonemapped HDRI from 3 exposures
~Canon EOS 400D + Ef-S 17-85 IS USM

-location: Ettal Abbey, Ettal, Germany

UPDATED VERSION after Mikes critique
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:iconmorbidthegrim:
Critique by morbidthegrim Apr 20, 2009, 1:05:23 PM
I like the idea behind this image but it could work so much better, the harshness by the use of HDR takes away too much instead of adding to the image, if the strength of the tone mapping is reduced you would see much more detail, at the moment they are lost within the light and the colour.

If you tone map again and reduce the intensity you will see a difference, reduce the light, the micro contrast and the colour and at the same time increase the micro smoothing and the image will pop more, you will though need to be aware of the noise issue but there are many plug ins out there that can fix this.

I would also consider knocking the colour back, convert it to black and white in another layer and then reduce the opacity of said layer until you have a better colour balance before merging the layers.

Its a good image that could be so much better.
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:iconspamkiller:
Spamkiller Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm featuring this beautiful piece here: [link] .
If you don't want to be featured, please note me and I'll remove it.
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:worship:
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:iconspamkiller:
Spamkiller Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconasimakis:
Asimakis Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot and work!
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :D
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:iconemadtaj:
EmadTaj Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i think you should mention in the artist's comments section that you updated this version after morbidthegrim's critique. Otherwise, if someone views the updated dev for the first time, he'll think morbidthegrim is being unfair with his critique :D
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I wrote it in the description of the image ;)
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:iconemadtaj:
EmadTaj Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
much better..
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconzentenophotography:
zentenophotography Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
coolest altar
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:icondesignbydalton:
DesignbyDalton Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Listen to morbid the grim, he knows exactly what he's talking about. The image is too busy with not enough contrast, it flattens it out a bit and you lose the depth that you probably saw when you were actually there.
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
it's already made like Mike told me ;)
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:icondesignbydalton:
DesignbyDalton Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
good man
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:iconelsweetdude:
elsweetdude Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
much better =D
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks ;)
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:iconhansah:
hansah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Now we are talking! An improvement! I like it!
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
good to know... :D
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:iconhansah:
hansah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
:-)
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:icontalljohn:
TallJohn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Excellent tone mapping.
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
just tried my best and what Mike told me ;)
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:iconmaticgolob:
maticgolob Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Greath idea but this is away overcontrasted and saturated! to hard HDR for me:)
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
overdone :D
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:iconmaticgolob:
maticgolob Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
bether:aww:
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:iconstaraya:
Staraya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It almost doesn't look like a real place anymore, because of the intense colours. I like it though. Really invigorates the place and highlights the painting on the ceiling, the proper word for which has just escaped me :hmm:
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
overworked! :D
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:iconstaraya:
Staraya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That'll do :D
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:iconmecengineer:
mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
extraordinary.congratulations.
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconc-hass:
C-Hass Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Fascinating details!
Thought I'm not fan of that overdone HDR, If i may say :)
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
it's everytime a matter of choice my friend! ;D
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:iconc-hass:
C-Hass Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
that's for sure.
I didn't mean it in a bad way man :D
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:iconretro2k:
retro2k Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very impressive, the baroque style is impressive, but with hdr it is really stunning :D
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks mate! :handshake:
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:iconretro2k:
retro2k Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Always welcome! :iconmanhug:
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yurikamenev Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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boolahz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Student Photographer
thats amazing
like, wow
nice work :D
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:iconditze:
Ditze Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :D
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