HDR

“In image processing, computer graphics, and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques or photographic prints. This wider dynamic range can allow HDRI to more accurately represent the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to deep shadows.” Wikipedia

Brooklyn Bridge II

Brooklyn Bridge II

Brooklyn Bridge III

Brooklyn Bridge III

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

 

I prefer to use this type of post processing on photographs with a lot of texture such as landscapes and rusty metal surfaces. Photomatix Pro is my choice of software when creating HDR images. The images above of the Brooklyn Bridge were completely done in Photomatix with muted color saturation, while the images below were further enhanced in Photoshop with richer color saturation.

Patton Creek Dry Bed

Patton Creek Dry Bed

Xi'an Tree House

Xi'an Tree House

1956 Packard

1956 Packard

19th Street Birmingham

19th Street Birmingham

God Bless America

God Bless America

Old Mill House

Old Mill House

 

At times, I may opt to apply high dynamic range effects on some of my portraits. This is mainly to apply the effect on the background more than the subject itself.

Chase Rocks

Chase Rocks

Gabbie

Gabbie

I scream, you scream, we all scream for...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for...

 

HDR on water is simply breathtaking if taken at the right time with the right lighting.

Flaming Tree

Flaming Tree

Fall Reflection

Fall Reflection

Patton Creek Fall

Patton Creek Fall

Lunker Lake

Lunker Lake

Autumn Pond

Autumn Pond

 

 

 

*The photos above were taken with a Canon Xsi exactly like the one below. Its price has dropped considerably since the recent introduction of Canon’s T1i. I highly recommend this camera. Click on the image below to learn more!

 

Canon Xsi

Canon Xsi

 

Digital cameras scoring 9+ image quality on DPReview


One Response to “HDR”

  1. Great shots/work Tar. Amazing how you can combine technology and artistry. Great effects…the Lunnker lake shot is just perfect.

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