Photo Blog 34

15 04 2009

Today’s photos are exactly the same as yesterday but now I’ve had a chance to finish the post processing and the difference is pretty remarkable. (To recap, they are based on this tutorial by Trey Ratcliff) Basically the rest of the process was to use each of the original photos as layers under the tone-mapped image and then mask out areas of the tone-mapped images onto the more accurate original exposures. This gets rid of a lot of ghosting and areas that have either been blown out or are un-realistically darkened like the sky.

I’ve also done the standard sharpening and one of the images has been rotated slightly to make for a better vertical alignment.

Shortland St HDR (f11 73mm 1/8 1/30 1/125)

Shortland St HDR (f11 73mm 1/8 1/30 1/125)

I think the sky could use further work but isn’t too bad and I came up against diminishing returns and a tendency to twiddle too much :-)

Shortland St HDR 2 (f11 73mm 1/30 1/125 1/500)

Shortland St HDR 2 (f11 73mm 1/30 1/125 1/500)

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20 04 2009
Mum

Love the soft lighting and ‘New York” feel of the subject

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