HDR Photos


The following photographs were processed using the Photomatix Pro HDR software and Photoshop CS5.  You may think that you need to take multiple bracketed shots to get an HDR result.- ALL of these photos were taken with a single exposure in the RAW format. It is of course preferable to have multiple bracketed exposures to give you greater scope for a variety of good results – however, don’t forget to go back over some of your older single shot RAW library and try them out. You may be amazed! 030A2330_tonemappedweb   030A2386aweb This HDR processed shot of Kusadasi Turkey is the same shot taken and displayed on the ‘Turkey’ post elsewhere on this website. This was processed with Photmatix Pro HDR software and the other was not. I think that they both look nice but this HDR shot shows the shadows lighter on the land portion and adds some extra depth.   This ‘Flower on Trellis’ shot was first adjusted in Photoshop to expand the pixels into small square shapes and then taken across to Photomatix Pro for HDR processing. Ever had a photo come out like this? Makes you wonder what you can do with it. Don’t throw it out – try being a little creative. Drop the photo file into Photomatix Pro and by doing a little bit extra with borders and stuff you can end up with the photo that follows below. Of course you don’t have to have the colours as saturated as this (just wanted to show you what is able to be retrieved in colour and detail). There are a multitude of options that allow for a wide variety of end results – the choice is yours. The main thing to appreciate is that the photo can be saved using Photomatix Pro. Copyright Notice © Lee Carter and Colleen Carter and Stonewall Galleries. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owners is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Lee Carter and Colleen Carter and Stonewall Galleries with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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