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San Ignacio Church Ruins | The Five Religious Orders

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There are a lot of old structures and ruins in Intramuros.  This particular one was one of the first we encountered during our photo walk.  The old San Ignacio Church ruins can be seen behind the statues.  The five statues symbolize the five religious orders to disembark in the Philippines.  They were the Augustinians, the Franciscans, the Jesuits, the Dominicans and the Recollects.

Here is the view from the other side….

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Here’s how I took this shot:

Gears:
Canon 7D + Sigma 10-20mm, hand held

Settings:
#1 = f9.0 | 3 bracketed shots, HDR
#2 = f9.0 | 2 bracketed shots , DRI

Post process:

Image #1

  • 3 bracketed shots aligned and tonemapped from Photomatix
  • Cleaned in Photoshop CS4
  • Sharpened and adjusted the contrast

Image #2

  • 2 bracketed shots opened from Bridge
  • Load files into Photoshop layers
  • Used blending modes to blend 2 exposures
  • Applied a little sharpening + dodging and burning

Thank you for your time!

/Mike

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2 Responses

  1. I admire your shots, dude. Taga-Dubai din ako. 7D user din. Do you have any groups here in Dubai? Shooting buddies, ba. Pag-uwi mo dito shoot naman tayo. Uuwi ako ng December. Taga-Bulacan ako. If ever hit me back at my email. Thanks.

    • Thanks Marvin. I am already back in Dubai 🙂

      I don’t have any groups, I have a shooting buddy, Jason. Let’s touch base and shoot, that would be great!

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