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An improved or combined picture and its original(s)

Challenge #24 in the variable subjects I series. Hosted by Lext123.
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Show me a composition of two (or more) pictures: one that has been edited (or combined) to make it better, funnier, more artistic, etc., and the original(s) used to create the final result. Combine the pictures together into one image. Keep the edited result on the RIGHT -, or UPPER part of your composition (see sample pictures). Subjects and type of editing are free to choose. Voters should take every aspect into account: final result, difficulty, originality, artistic ability and composition layout. This will be the last challenge in this series. Have fun.
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Bratislava streetcar
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The T3AS streetcard at Kapucínska street. I wanted to keep a litte mix of recognizible warm and cold lights, but less than the original scene was.
Submitted: Sunday, 8th January, 2012 14:12 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 8th January, 2012
Focal length: 23 mm
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Aperture: F5
ISO: 100
Notes: Process: 1. Shoot RAW. 2. Process TIFs with a flat curve and neutral settings. Each set with different color temparature 3. Create HDRs with identical settings. 4. Manually mask the two HDRs to balance warm and cold lights. This is the hardest work and takes most time, other processes are way more automated. 5. Overall contrast and brightness adjusements. 6. Distortion correction. 7. Downsizing and sharpening.
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