מסגד אל-אקצא

I played around with Photomatix today and decided to create two different versions of the same photo: one made with Photomatix and Lightroom, the other with Photoshop and Lightroom.

The motive is the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, Israel.

After the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem in 637 CE, Umayyad Caliphs commissioned the construction of the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock on the site.[4] The Dome was completed in 692 CE, making it one of the oldest extant Islamic structures in the world, after the Kaabah. The Al Aqsa Mosque rests on the far southern side of the Mount, facing Mecca. The Dome of the Rock currently sits in the middle, occupying or close to the area where the Bible mandates the Holy Temple be rebuilt. – Wikipedia

Edit: I decided to add this third version. It’s post-processed in Photoshop & Lightroom, but not as HDR.

Third version: Lightroom & Photoshop (but not HDR)

Third version: Lightroom & Photoshop (but not HDR)

 

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31 thoughts on “מסגד אל-אקצא

  1. For me, the colour in the Photomatix version is better (too much magenta in the photoshop) but the detail is probably better in the photoshop version… Interesting exercise!

    • Thanks Sue! It was interesting for me too, because I’ve had Photomatix for a long time, but never really used it. I decided to try it out and then compare in order to see which software I prefer for HDR.

      On this particular photo I must say that I agree with you: the Photomatix version is better. I need to get to know the software better in order to make up my mind about which of the two I prefer working with.

  2. Hey stranger! I share the same opinion as most of the commenters so far. I like the one on the left as well. Who knew that different software could create such a different photo? Not me!

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