Jumpin' Jack

Jumpin' Jack

Posted on 10/30/2006


Photo taken on October 29, 2006




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Erazem's Cave

Erazem's Cave
This is the cave, which later became part of the castle and a last refuge, should the castle be captured. In front of the door is a small drawbridge, separating the cave from the rest of the castle.

Higher up this stairs (behind the camera), the cave narrows into a passage that exits on the other side of the hill, providing an escape as well as a supply route through which rogue knight Erazem Predjamski and his men smuggled in food and other supplies while the castle was under siege for months (see here for the whole story).

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For those people who just can't stand HDRs:

Yes, it is a HDR, but I tried to make tone-mapping as unobtrusive as possible.
Anyway, contrast between the dim light inside the cave and bright light outside (even though it was late afternoon) was way too much for a single exposure.

So I had no other choice than to take more shots and merge them into a HDR image.

(Well, this was the whole idea behind HDR processing in the first place, wasn't it? Creating a High Dynamic Range (high contrast) image from several shots. Then compressing it into an LDR image again, that our current equipment can display.)

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