Thursday, May 26, 2011

Playing with HDR

HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. It is a post-processing of taking either one image or a series of images, combining them, and adjusting the contrast ratios to do things that are virtually impossible with a single aperture and shutter speed.

HDR Image


I thought I would give it a try, and liked the results, although this particular scene isn't as dramatic as I would like. The best HDR's have deeper shadows, so I will be looking for more dramatic scenes in the future. I used a Photomatix's free version found here which leaves a watermark on the finished image, but I cloned it off my image.

Original Image

9 comments:

Berts Blog said...

I just love your work

Carol said...

Beautiful...now if there were just a cute little log cabin nearby.

Montanagirl said...

That'a a dramatic difference! Really like it.

Passinthru Outdoors said...

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Willard said...

That really made a difference. I have not tried HDR yet.

Colleen said...

God, but do I love your work. Seriously, I have major respect for photographers. Anyway, follow me, I'll follow you. :) Love your blog! http://laughlongandhard.blogspot.com/

Loads of Love,
Colleen

Melissa Weisbard said...

The shot is gorgeous! I love it!

Chishakwe said...

Hi Hannibal

I found you by clicking the next blog button. Always a bit pot luck but worth it in this case.

Great photos! I particularly liked the one of the North Pond Sora! Beautiful.

We live in Zimbabwe and seeing your photos made me think what you could do if you ever visited here! Wow! Give us a shout if you ever decide to come. www.chishakwe.com or our blog site is chishakweranchsavevalley.blogspot Pics not quite up to your standards though ...

Best wishes, Lisa-Jane

Coy said...

Looks Good! The HDR really popped that shot, makes me want to play around with it in PS!