This is another image of the windmill I posted earlier. My first attempt at "HDR" images. I don't quite have the technique down as yet but with practice, I think I will get on to it.
HDR...High dynamic Range images are a whole new approach to post processing of images. We have all had those photos where you take this wonderful picture and when you look at it...it just doesn't have that feel that you thought you were getting. The lower part of the picture is great but the sky is white where you saw clouds while taking the picture!
When using this technique, you actually take 3 pictures of the same shot. One is underexposed, one is normal and one is overexposed. None of the photos on their own are what you want but the one that is underexposed brings out the clouds in the "white" sky, the normal exposes the land and the overexposed brings out any details that are normally lost in shadows. After taking the photos, all three are merged into on image and you have the full range of exposure. As you might imagine, the images must be aligned exactly the same or you have a ghosting effect that looks like a photo out of focus.
Anyway, I thought I would share my first attempt....actually my second attempt...yesterday's striped leaves was my first at HDR photography. I think this will be a technique you will begin hearing about has time goes on. I will post others later this week for your comments.
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