Barcelona, a photo a day

Black and White Skywatch Friday


OK, a few ‘trade secrets’. I took 3 photos, with a 0,7 bracket (with 0,7 dioptries difference between each photo). Ideally, these photos should be taken with your camera on a tripod, but it works if you’re really steady.
Passed the photos through a HDR program, Photomatix Pro, version 4.1. Tonemapped it, changed it into black and white using Picasa, worked a bit with saturation and shades. Et voila!

All this for 2 of my favorite weekly memes, Skywatch Friday and the Weekend in Black and White.

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20 responses

  1. Thanks Rob and Mandy…it really is a wonderful photo! I shall let my daughter know too 🙂

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    December 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm

  2. Annelisa, the photo was taken from the steps of the MNAC, Natioonal Catalan Art Museum, on Montjuic Hill

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    December 4, 2011 at 7:06 am

  3. An excellent final image…my daughter and I were admiring it and wondering where it was taken?

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    December 3, 2011 at 11:35 pm

  4. wowza !!! and so interesting … xoxo from the prairie.

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    November 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm

  5. Great shot for Skywatch and Weekend in Black and White!

    Jan Halvard, Norway
    Welcome to visit ¡Buenos dias Bolivia!,
    my blog since I was volunteering in Bolivia….

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    November 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm

  6. Very dramatic results – and no doubt much more effective in b&w than it would be in color.

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    November 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

  7. I read everything you did to create this little masterpiece, but I still do not have a clue what you did. All I can say it is a wonderful image you have given us, and I have certainly enjoyed drinking coffee and viewing it this cold morning here in Virginia. genie

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    November 5, 2011 at 1:02 pm

  8. Great…;D

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    November 5, 2011 at 5:17 am

  9. awesome !

    daily athens photo

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    November 4, 2011 at 10:29 pm

  10. A lot of work, but an absolutely stunning sky made it worth the effort!

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    November 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm

  11. I like this b/w image.

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    November 4, 2011 at 8:44 pm

  12. Simply beautiful!

    My Sky Watch, happy weekend!

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    November 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm

  13. Blimey Rob, that was a lot of graft…but it paid off, what a fantastically futuristic looking image. Nice work indeed!

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    November 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm

  14. You're a photo wizard, Rob! Bravo for the results!
    bon weekend

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    November 4, 2011 at 11:29 am

  15. s.c

    Great one. Like it.

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    November 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

  16. It looks like a giant gargoyle on top

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    November 4, 2011 at 9:41 am

  17. great shot in bw! 🙂

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    November 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

  18. Beautiful, dramatic.
    One could say they could be the black clouds covering Greece now.
    Have a great weekend.
    Costas

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    November 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

  19. nice one for SWF! Happy weekend! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

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    November 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

  20. C'est magnifique! 🙂
    Bravo!
    Léia

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    November 4, 2011 at 7:54 am