Sunday, March 21, 2010

Museum Entrance

Like yesterday's post, this is another shot of the Texas State History Museum. This is the main entrance. It's not too exciting, but I like how the entrance curves and I like the huge windows they have there. It's a very interesting place where you can learn everything there is to know about the state. It even houses an Imax theater, the only one in Austin, and maybe Central Texas for that matter. I've seen a few movies there, mainly the 3d ones which are awesome on the big screen. Right now, the new "Alice In Wonderland" movie is playing there. I don't kow about you, but from the commercials, that movie looks pretty creepy to me. I guess I'm not a big Tim Burton fan, although I did like the first "Batman" he did and "Beetlejuice" was pretty good as well. Other than that, creep-city.  Again, I digress. If you're ever visiting Austin, check it out.

This one was processed exactly like my yesterday's as well. I used my Nikon D90 and Sigma 10-20mm lens at 10mm, ISO 200, aperture f11 on Aperture Priority mode. I merged 5 bracketed raws (yes, I'm going back to raws, and the hard drive space on my computer hates me again) with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop intervals, merged them in Photoshop CS4, tonemapped it in Photomatix, post-processed in CS4 with the Nik Color Efex plugin using pro contrast, tonal contrast and bleach bypass filters, mixed in one of the original raws with the color preset in CS4, removed noise with Noiseware Pro and sharpened with Nik Sharpener's output sharpener setting. The final thing I did was adjust the exposure like in my lift the mist post. Whew. That's about it.


  1. The detail came out just amazing! We have about 100 gigs of raw files on the Comp haha, so We know how you feel. Great work!

  2. Thanks jake. I guess I'm gonna have to get better at either deleting the raws when I'm through, or buy more hard drives. I wish they made 1 TB DVD-RWs, hehe.


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