Last night I went for dinner with a friend, then we headed over to the Silver Temple to check it out. There are a lot of Golden Temples in Chiang Mai, but I have never seen a silver one. There was even a silver Buddha sitting out front as well. Right now there is a special holiday and many monks have come from other countries. Last night they were at a different temple so we had the place to ourselves to explore. Photographing the temples at night is my favorite as there are no people walking around getting in the way.
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This image is shot on my Sony A7R II with the 10-18mm f/4.0 lens. I overrode the camera to get the full 42 megapixels to allow the details to come through. The lens was set to 15mm for this specific shot. The exposure settings are f/5.0 +/- 2 stops exposure compensation and 15 second base exposure. Unfortunately this only allows the camera to overexpose by 1 stop so before I created the HDR in Aurora HDR Pro I manually dragged the exposure brighter on the overexposed image.
Are you curious how I created this image? Watch a video of me actually editing this very image in real time on my Pixelbip Youtube Channel. I can’t say it’s the most exciting video, but you get to see a bit of how I use Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Macphun’s Aurora HDR Pro, as well as Noiseless CK in my workflow.
My time in Thailand is winding down rapidly. I catch a flight back to Victoria, Canada four days from now. I’m looking forward to being back in Canada for the short time I will be there. I plan to have many beers, hang out with good friends, and try really hard to shake off the funk that I have been wallowing in for the last couple of weeks. I also plan to take many photos of the beautiful city of Victoria and the surrounding areas..