As I was requested to share a photo of the interior of the St. Vitus Cathedral I’m ready to post the first interior of this great cathedral. Although I have a one from my previous trip, this one should be more interesting because (a) this an HDR vertorama and not a single shot and (b) my skills grew up that let me do this image better.
The interior of the St. Vitus Cathedral makes you feel the power. The constructors were success in their work and the result is very great. The only thing (for me as for a photographer) that was annoying is the crowd of tourists. But this cannot be fixed as everyone wants to see this beauty as I do :)
This vertorama was merged of 5 HDR images merged of 3 hand-held shots each. Every image was shot using ISO1600. Then I processed each image in DxO Optics Pro 8 to remove chromatic aberrations and correct optical distortions (the best software to do this on my opinion). Then each image was processed in Photoshop using Dfine 2.0 by NIK Software (great noise reduction software). After corrections every 3 images (EX0, EX-2, EX+2) were merged in HDR image using Photomatix Pro 4.1 with manual settings to keep the image as much realistic as possible (I like HDR that look realistic). After I had all 5 HDR images they were merged together into a vertorama using Photoshop Photomerge function. The result of this merge was corrected using Transform function of Photoshop.
Here is the schema of this work to show all images involved in the process visually.