Yesterday was a beautiful fall day. It was cold in the morning, but it was sunny all day. I started the day off at a horse show with a Halloween theme, and then I was introduced to a local musician who played at the town Fall Festival. I even met a new dog!
I took another stab at HDR today. The sky was a beautiful, bright blue with big white puffy clouds. I was very excited to see what I could come up with.
Although the colors are beautiful, I’m not sure I created anything that I couldn’t have created without going through the merging of three photographs.
Here is a link with HDR examples. http://www.hdrsoft.com/gallery/index.php
And here is the link that I have used for instruction and to download the Photomatrix Plug-in. I’m using the plug-in with Lightroom. http://www.hdrsoft.com/
If any of you have any advice or suggestions, I would be happy to hear it.
I have just started exploring the world of HDR or HDRI – High Dynamic Range Imaging.
I think we have all seen images that have been done using this technique, but never realized what it was. The images stand out from others because there is a more “dynamic” range between the lightest and the darkest areas of the image.
The method I tried was using three separate images, taken at high speed, of the same object. Before taking the pictures, the camera is adjusted to bracket the pictures. One being over exposed, one at normal light, and one being underexposed. The three images are combined during processing for what we hope is a “dynamic” image.
I think to truly get that dynamic image, more than three images should be taken and then combined during processing. That will be my next lesson.
Here are two of my attempts. They don’t pop the way I have seen these types of pictures pop, but you can see that the potential is there.
The world of digital photography seems to be endless, and although my journey hasn’t been long, I am enjoying all the new discoveries.