Costa Rica Architecture San Jose in HDR

Mar 5, 2010 | Landscapes & Scenery

Costa Rica architecture is simply amazing, especially in the city of San Jose. Some of the older buildings are very impressive with beautiful textures and lots of small details. Unfortunately I was there for only 2 nights so I was unable to photograph these spectacular structures. However I did manage to snap some shots off before leaving. Costa Rica is such a beautiful place. I plan on going back, hopefully soon. Depending on where you live in the states, round trip flights can be purchased for as little as $250 bucks. The price was the reason I went there in the first place. I was itching to get out of Dodge. Next time though I plan on staying for at least a week or two. Cause it’s not just the architecture that’s amazing. Costa Rica is filled with beautiful scenery like volcanoes, hot springs, rain forests, beaches, wildlife… the list goes on.

Processing Technique: 3 exposure HDR merged using [intlink id=”546″ type=”post”]Photomatix[/intlink]. Detail enhanced using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Adjust[/intlink]. Noise removed by [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz DeNoise[/intlink]. Image smoothed using [intlink id=”542″ type=”post”]Topaz Simplify[/intlink]. Photo processed with Photoshop CS4.

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Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark1

Lens Used: Canon 17-35mm f/2.8L USM

Camera Settings: ISO 200, Aperture Priority, f/2.8 @ 1/200 of a second, AEB +2/0/-2

Processing Time: 1 hour

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica