Sunday, October 7, 2012

HDR Black and White

I was watching an episode of The Grid on HDR and it inspired me to process the below photo.  I took this shot by bracketing the initial shot +/- 2.0 stops and then processed it in Photomatix and Silver Effex.  I darkened the sky by bringing down the brightness of the blues.  I'm not sure if I like the B/W image better or not but I provided the original color image so that you have an idea of the starting point before processing.

The church is one that we visited during our trip to Buzludzha.  It was build to help celebrate the cooperation between the Russians and the Bulgarians in order to liberate them from Ottoman rule.  There basement of the church is where various influential people are commemorated.

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