• E-330
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2016:10:17 22:36:35
  • 0.333 s (1/3) (1/3)
  • f/11.0
  • 100
  • 2007:12:06 14:14:15
  • No
  • 30.00 (30/1)

Shot Notes

This is the Treasury in PetraJordan. It was made famous by Indiana Jones when Harrison Ford and Sean Connery “discovered it” while looking for the Holy Grail. It has of course been known to everyone in Jordan for thousands of years.

I took this shot in 2007 with an Olympus E-330. At that time the Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom software were still in the early stages of development and we would not see highlight and shadow recovery tools for another 5 years.

Back then the best way to get detail across a high dynamic range image was to take several different exposures, and blend them using HDR software, which I did using Photomatix. I then altered the colour in Photoshop to produce this Stock Photo.

As an experiment I developed this image with a single exposure using a later version of Adobe Camera RAW. The advances in software since 2007 have made the recovery of detail across a high dynamic range far easier.

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