Leaves and a Note on HDR (High Dynamic Range) (Two Photographs)

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The HDR program I use (Aurora HDR) announced an update, so of course I had to try it out. The beauty of the most recent HDR software is in the ability to get a broader range of light into a single photo by tone mapping and still have a realistic photo. Secondly the results are more easily turned into B&W. On a bright day you see leaves like this and you take a couple of shots until you have one that looks nice. At home on the screen it does not look as nice as it did when you shot it. There is a dull flat look, that is the result in part of a narrower range of light in the final file and a lack of contrast. This why the new more realistic HDR options are often a solution. An increasing number of editing programs have an HDR element to them, avoiding the need for a plug-in, and these are worth trying.

4 responses

  1. Good info and nice image and comparison … I like both!

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    January 27, 2018 at 10:08 am

  2. Love the first pic!
    Without the contrasting colors the second one looks very busy don’t you think?

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    January 28, 2018 at 12:49 am

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