Kunming pagoda

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Comments (6)

rhyso on August 24, 2009

have you photoshoped this one? the reflection is unreal! i like it tho. Rhyso

hightovver on August 24, 2009

Hi rhyso. Yes, it's PS'd a bit, but the reflection is real. I made a second image overexposing the foreground to bring out the details and then made an HDR using the original and over exposed images. Thus, people don't move, I do not get the darkened horizon typical of ND filters, and yet the contrast is reduced. :)

jérôme bastianelli on August 27, 2009

Excellent !

hightovver on August 28, 2009

You are appreciated, Jérôme

Ngo Minh Truc on October 8, 2011

Very nice! "Natural photo" or "Artificial photo"?

hightovver on October 8, 2011

Hi Truc, The image is real. It was taken the day after a rain.

Best wishes,


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 23, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by hightovver
    • Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
    • Taken on 2009/08/01 18:45:52
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash