Sunday, 25 May 2008

HDR photography

Rainy day, so I stayed at home. I remembered I had taken a bunch of HDR-source photos last year when I was in Scotland. I never did anything with them, since Photoshop sucks diesel with HDR. I now have a new program, Photomatix, which does a much better job and gives you a lot more control over the whole HDR/tone mapping stuff.

Here are some of the results. Each photo was made from 3 source pictures at -2, 0 and +2 bracketing. If you want a better look, click on the pictures to go to Flickr where you can see the larger versions. There's also more on Flickr than here on the blog.

A view of Ben Nevis. When I took this one the camera's colour balance was still on fluorescent light, so the pictures were a ghastly shade of blue.
Desaturating to BW makes it look better.

Loch Arkaig; I like the colours on this one.

Basically the same as above, but with more 'natural' colours.
It feels a bit more 'washed out,' though.

The one I like best. The colours make me think of a dark fantasy story.
You'd expect a troll to come into the picture any moment…

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Wow, I really need to figure out how to REALLY use our Nikon.