“Fallen Generals”

Title:      “Fallen Generals”

Photographer name:      Janne Olkkonen

Description of place:

Taken in Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. The Gallery of the Patriotic War of 1812, built in 1826 by Carlo Rossi. The walls are lined with 329 portraits of the Russian generals who took part in campaigns against Napoleon, 1812-1814.

I personally was more impressed by this gorgeous ceiling. Handheld(Unfortunately being forced to use f2.8 due to lack of tripod resulted bad DoF which bugs me a bit…:/) 3 exposures with +-0.7 autobracketing. 2 HDR processings in Photomatix Pro 4. One for the ceiling details and one for the walls. Final processing in CS5 with the original 0 exposure shot. 33% opacity for the wall HDR and 39% opacity for the ceiling HDR blended on the original.


Technical information – ISO, Camera etc, type of HDR software

Camera –Sony DSLR-A300

Lens – Sigma 18-50mm f2.8 EX

HDR Software – Photomatix Pro 4

ISO -100

Aperture – f2.8

Number of exposures – 3 +-0.7 exposures

Tripod/handheld –handheld

Extra processing information: Final processing in CS5

Photographers bio

My name is Janne Olkkonen, a Finnish lad located in Sweden. I’m an IT Consultant by day but my real passion is photography and photoshop. I want to explore every genre of photography and not limit myself in any manner. HDR is the style I got started with and still find it’s possibilities the best in all photography.
I hope my glimpses of the world help you understand yourself and the world.

It’s a pleasure to share my work with you all! Keep spreading the joy…:)

Cheers, my friends


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