First of all, I like very much to thank again: achieverswales (Trev), pluckyfilly (Ann), bobsblues (Rob), alsoppdigitalart (John), Chant 57 and wasper (Thair) for their User Awards on my previous upload 'Sala a Croce Greca'
. I was amazed when I got up yesterday morning and checked EPZ - I've never had so many UAs on a single upload before!
I was especially chuffed as it is one of my favourite indoor images from my Rome trip
Well, found this Mummy in the er, Egyptian section of the Vatican Museum! Founded by Gregory XVI in 1839 and located at the northern end of the lower floor, the Egyptian Museum displays artefacts brought from Egypt primarily by Roman emperors. It was very tricky to shoot, with lots of reflections all over the place, even shooting at an angle. The lighting was quite dim, but didn't want to use flash, which would have made matters worse, so upped the ISO to 1600. After much tweaking, dodging, burning, cloning, noise reduction, I managed to get it look something like reasonable!
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Photoshop Elements 11
Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
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