It’s so strange to have such a bright white in a photo. I usually tone it down a lot. But it’s not overexposed, it actually is how it should be. The chapel was nice an white, and it was in a direct sunlight at the time. So it really was shining. It was quite hard even to look at it directly.

This time I used Photomatix to blend the exposures. I haven’t used it in a long time, and I wanted to try out the new beta version. I have to say I’m quite pleased with the result, and it looks like the new algorithm does a very good job. Will probably use it from time to time again. A lot of photographers have a specific way they edit photos. I don’t. I use manual blending, Oloneo Photoengine, Photomatix or any other software I find interesting. And sometimes I chose the one I use just randomly. It’s a good way not to be stagnant and finding new ways to edit and new looks for your photos. And it’s also quite fun to try things out.
In direct sunlight

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  • Technique: Photomatix + Manual blending
  • Number of exposures: 5
  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon 24-70mm F2.8
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • Aperture: 13
  • Middle exposure time: 1/60s
  • ISO: 100
  • Tripod used: yes


Where was this photo taken:

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