Hallstatter Lake, Austria - HDR Panorama by Luke Griffin

Hallstatter Lake, Austria - HDR Panorama by 


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An HDR panorama from the town of Hallstatt of the Hallstatter See, in the Austrian Salzkammergut region.

Lake Hallstatt or Hallstätter See is a lake in the Salzkammergut, Austria, located at 47°34′43″N 13°39′38″E / 47.57861°N 13.66056°E / 47.57861; 13.66056. Its surface is approximately 8.55 km² and its maximum depth is 125 metres. It is a popular destination for tourists, especially scuba divers.

With the camera hand held, this panorma was created from 4 groups of 3 different bracketed exposures (-2, 0 +2), totaling 12 separate photos. Each bracket was tonemapped in photomatix creating 8 × 45 mb tif files. These tiff files were then stitched together in hugin creating a single 90mb tiff file.

This file was then opened in photoshop, duplicated to 2 layers. The top layer was run through Topaz denoise to clean it up, a layer mask was then applied to reveal the detail in the features below the horizon.

The file was then saved as a jpg for uploading.

Photographs taken with Nikon D7000, 10-20mm Sigma lens @ 10mm, iso 100, f/4

Image added on 1st of July, 2011.

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you Ann.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! That’s stunning!

  • It sure was! Thank you Carol.

    – Luke Griffin

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoalmost 4 years ago

    Luke beautifully composed and presened. Bravo!

  • Thank you very much Phil.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Dave Callaway
    Dave Callawayalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful pano..and post processing.. well done..:-))

  • Cheers Dave!

    – Luke Griffin

  • James Zickmantel
    James Zickmantelalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulation on your feature in HDRI (No Holds Barred)!

  • Cheers James, very much appreciated mate.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image. Congratulations!

  • Many thanks Glenn.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful, love the reflections. Congratulations!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Cynthia.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladiealmost 4 years ago

    CRIKEY! WHAT a panorama!!!!! You of course, can’t see ALL of this before you open it up, Luke, it’s SOOOO gorgeous!! Brilliant work! You are also one of my fave’s on here! : )

  • Wow Steph, thank you so very much for such a wonderful comment!! I am both honoured and humbled.

    – Luke Griffin

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchalmost 4 years ago

    So much beauty! My eyes don’t no where to look (lol), wonderful capture!! ☺☺

  • It was a stunning place alright. Thank you Kelly.

    – Luke Griffin

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