Location: Santa Maria d'Eivissa Cathedral - Eivissa, Ibiza
Camera: Canon 40D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm
Exposure details: 3 exposures merged into a single HDR 0.6 sec @ f/4.0 ISO 100 +/- 2 Stops
Processing: Merged 3 exposures via Photomatix Pro 4, there was alot of noise in the sky so removed this using Adobe Photoshop before making final clarity and contrast adjustments in Adobe Lightroom
First shot from my recent trip to Ibiza taken on the 3rd night of the holiday 27th May 2011. The Ibiza International Music event was thumping in full swing on a stage located at the top of the of the castle walls. I'm told it was something arranged by Pete Tong involving lots of popular DJ's playing open air sets to a huge crowd of people. The music was resonating everywhere in the old town and could be heard from every side street and back alley as we made our way up the steep streets to Santa Maria Cathedral at the very top of the old town. After shooting a few long distance shots of the gig I turn to the cathedral itself for a few low wide angle long exposures and here is the result a merged HDR shot from 3 exposures. The image really struggled with noise in the dark sky and pixels brightly blown out. I'm not sure if this is common with night time HDR's as this was one of my first, perhaps limitations of my photos or my processing skills in photomatix, if you've experienced the problem or know what's causing it I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.
Lots more shots of the trip to follow over the next few weeks, I hardly put the camera down and shot some great images so be sure to check back for more soon!
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