a14 November 2013

Really blue hour

Debod Temple during blue hour
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Debod Temple is a very interesting place in Madrid, Spain because the ruins come from... Egypt. They were transported in pieces and reassembled in one of Madrid parks as a gift for Spanish help given to Egypt during excavations there.

The ruins look most impressive in the evening and during blue hour because warm lights make it really stand out from the background.

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 5D MK II
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Aperture: f/16.0
Exposure time: 45 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 100
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1
Flash used: no
Tripod: yes
Filters: ND8 neutral density filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5.0 beta (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity, Topaz Adjust

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