11. HDR


Aim: To experiment with the technique of HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Idea: To capture sunset as the sky is very dynamic at that time.

Shot in the daylight after a long time. I noticed a few points about HDR shooting while preparing for the shoot.

1. As it is to capture a wide spectrum of tones, you must have that much amount of detail in the scene

2. Use tripod as a slight change in position can produce ghost type effects while creating HDR

3. You can use the Photoshop plugin- HDR Pro or the software designed for HDR only- Photomatrix Pro

This is the trial HDR. I found this boat quite interesting to use as a foreground. As the sun is high in the sky there is not much gradation of tones there. So, I decided to wait till sunset.

The above shot was looking quite static. I changed the camera position to give the boat a more dynamic feel. I fixed my tripod at this position.

This is the final HDR image I created. There are few things I like about it and others which can be improved. Such as:

1. I like the details of the texture in the boat.

2.  The sky, both colors and details could have been better.

3. The camera position could have been changed slightly to give a more 3D dynamic view of  boat.

PS: Please provide your comments and feedback

Couldn’t resist to re-edit the image. Worked on the sky, made the reds less luminant, removed the blue cast over mountains/hills and darken the greyish shades just above the hills.

How do you like the new version? What more you suggest to improve?

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    • Brijesh Mehetre
    • January 12th, 2012

    Off course the new version better.. but what I think would look even better is the color of river..May be a little less bright.. or even a bit golden as it is in real..

  1. hmmm…. I think river is bit too red for it to be reflection of the sky

  2. Very intreresting blog. It was very useful. I was looking exaxtly for this. Thank you for your effort. I hope you will write more such interesting posts.

  1. February 5th, 2012
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