A Little More HDR

April 28, 2013 HDR, Sky 0 Comments

**Update #3: All up to date!  As of January 2020 this (above) is how I’ve been processing my images for quite a while now.  Unless I’m trying to do something creative I usually try to make my HDR images look as realistic as possible.  The original image is now posted at the very bottom.  You can see how far I’ve come!

**Update #2: Since posting my last comment about the original image not being a very good HDR creation I have removed the original image. I just couldn’t leave it there for anybody to see. I was just getting started with HDR and I don’t think my original captures were very good. I have posted an updated version in which HDR toning was not used.

**Update: Since posting this photo I have come to realize that it is not a good HDR image. There shouldn’t be shadows behind the clouds. I have recently learned how to do 32-bit HDR processing and I love it. You can produce much more realistic-looking images than this one.

Original Post:
My, it’s been a little while since I posted anything.  There is a future life in my imagination where I have the time and opportunity to get out and shoot interesting things and places whenever I want to.  That life hasn’t happened yet, haha!  I know I’m not alone =)  I stopped to capture several brackets for this scene while on my way out of a parking deck recently.  It was such a nice day and everything was so green – and the sky was good for an HDR.  Like I said in my last post, I’ll re-process this when Photomatix makes its way into my life.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to get rid of the “HDR look” of the sky. It looks like there are shadows behind the clouds.

King Queen HDR