I’m doing some post-processing of our recent photos, and thought I’d share some of the excitement that we still have from our new discovery. A late-afternoon landscape photo before HDR – There’s a choice of, say:
With nice sky and sunny mountains in the background, with a black gaping void in the foreground, or, say:
With visible foreground but overblown sky and background.
We could use a graduated filter on the lens, but HDR gives us this, effortlessly:
The software we use, Photomatix Pro, gives us a huge range of possibilities for each image with a vast array of settings, so it really adds an extra level of creativity after taking the actual photo, beyond the simple post-processing that we used to do in iPhoto.
We’re very pleased!