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I see you!

Macro of a spider on wood

I see you!

A little spider with a fascinating bluish body sitting on wood. It felt like it was looking at me…

Mosquito Profile

Macro profile of a mosquito on the ground

Mosquito Profile

Profile of a mosquito on the ground. Maybe this was the “terrestrial” inspiration to design alien life forms in movies…

Color in the Attic

Color in the Attic - Clinique Du Diable, Alsace, France

Color in the Attic

Green and red walls, remains of a red carpet… it must have been a colorful room. Although it’s not on top of the building, there is the roof forming one wall – so almost the attic.

 

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You can now preorder the new AI powered Aurora HDR 2019

Aurora HDR 2019 Preorder

The Aurora HDR 2019 Pre-Order is now live (Click here), and customers can place their orders for both Windows and Mac versions of the software. The software will be releases on October 4 and you save $10 on it if you preorder it before that date!

About Aurora HDR 2019:
Skylum’s Quantum HDR Engine harnesses the power of AI for a more streamlined editing experience than ever before. It reduces burned-out colors, loss of contrast, noise and unnatural lighting caused by halos and unstable deghosting.

The Quantum HDR Engine has taken three years to create within Skylum’s AI lab, and contains the vast knowledge of the development team paired with artificial intelligence to bring you seamless HDR editing, be it with a single image or multiple bracketed shots.

Skylum’s developers tested thousands of bracketed shots through a neural network, and used the results to develop the technology needed for creating incredible HDR photographs – whether it’s real estate, landscape, cityscape or any other type of HDR photography.

Here are the most essential changes:
New Quantum HDR Engine
LUTs support with 11 New Integrated LUTs
Photoshop plugins support
New HDR Smart Structure filter for realistic and artefact-free structure (can be found in the new HDR Enhance filter)
Presets are now called ‘Aurora HDR Looks’
Improved Adjustable Gradient filter with new sliders for Shadows and Highlights added
Improved HDR Details Boost Effect ( the photo is shown in high-resolution while fine-tuning the filter)

Offer Availability:
Aurora HDR 2019 is available for pre-order on September, 12, and released on October, 4.

Pre-Order Pricing:
Current users may upgrade at a price of $49 USD ($59 USD MSRP)
New users can purchase Aurora HDR 2019 at a price of $89 USD ($99 MSRP)

Pre-Order Bonuses:
Video Tutorial: Getting the Most from Aurora HDR 2019 by Trey Ratcliff
Landscape Photography Handbook by David Johnston
Burning Moods LUTs by Richard Harrington
Exclusive interior Aurora Looks by Richard Harrington
3-month 500px Pro membership
$300 USD OFF a multi-day Iceland Photo Tours

 

Aurora HDR 2019 Pre-Order Page text link: https://macphun.evyy.net/c/1238032/513351/3255

Top of the Leaf

 

Macro of a bug on a leaf

Top of the Leaf

It seemed like this little guy was just watching people walking along the meadow. Time for a picture!

Just hanging around

Macro of a nursery web spider hanging in the grass

Just hanging around

Macro of a Nursery Web Spider hanging around the grass, lurking for her prey.

Boiler Room

Boiler Room - Clinique Du Diable, Alsace, France

Boiler Room

In the boiler room only two of the four boilers are still standing and slowly corroding with time. Many pipes and two boilers must have been stolen and sold for metal long time ago.

 

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Bloody Butchery

The butchery behind the kitchen

Bloody Butchery

It looks bloody. It looks like the butchery – and it’s just in the far corner of the kitchen. Only little people still know what went on in there – and why the walls are still bloody red…

 

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On the Columbine

Macro of a fly sitting on an akelei

On the Akelei

A fly sitting chilled on a columbine. Caught in spring, on a Sunday afternoon.

Determined

Determined - Clinique du Diable, Alsace, France

Determined

A friend from our photo group on his first UrbEx adventure in the Clinique Du Diable.

Just a year after my first visit to the Clinique I went back with some friends to see what changed – compared to my last visit there is even more damage caused by vandalism and thieves. The place got also rather crowded meanwhile: not only urban explorers but geocacher and groups with soft air- or paintball guns in army uniforms… And still: there were more rooms and corners to discover.

 

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Window to the Mountain

Window to the Mountain

Window to the Mountain

Yesterday on the Șaua Caprei in the Romanian mountains.

After a cloud took away the visibility, a window opened to show some mountain peaks. At an altitude of 2315 meters the clouds seem to be very close and move fast.

Blue Dasher

Dragonfly Macro

Blue Dasher

A big blue dragonfly, a Blue Dasher, was patiently posing on a branch one sunny Sunday afternoon.