a28 December 2013

Fortress in Sintra

Moorish castle in Sintra
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Today I would like to share a photo I took in February 2012 but I processed it just today. Well, I did processed it earlier but I never liked that older version and have never published it. This photo shows one of the most beautiful fortresses I've ever seen - Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle) in Sintra, Portugal. Although these are just ruins, they are still very impressive.

I processed this photo using Contrast Optimizer, which since release of Photomatix Pro 5, became my new favourite processing method. I use it for the majority of my new HDR photos.

Technical details:
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM
Focal length: 10 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure time: 1/640 s ("middle" exposure)
ISO: 250
Number of exposures: 3
E.V. Step: 2.0
Flash used: no
Tripod: no
Filters: no
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5.0 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity

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