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HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Chain Bridge – Budapest, Hungary (HDR)

Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image showing the Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary at night

Chain Bridge – Budapest, Hungary (HDR) – Before and After (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “Chain Bridge – Budapest, Hungary (HDR)“. In the top row, you see the original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 3-shot autobracketing series with 0, -2 and +2 ev. On the left side on the bottom row, you see the result of merging those shots into a 32-bit HDR and subsequent tone-mapping using the detail enhancer option of Photomatix Pro 4.0. And finally, the right side of the bottom row shows the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS4.

The final image and a more detailed description of the post-processing steps can be viewed here. Click on the image below to view a bigger version.

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3 Comments on "HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Chain Bridge – Budapest, Hungary (HDR)"

6 years 30 days ago

Hi Klaus Great shot. What time was this taken dusk or was it pitch black? Currently having a problem with night HDR and thinking dusk would be a better tie to shoot given the opportunity. Lastly do you think any further benefit could have been gained by shooting 5 frames rather than three? Cheers

6 years 29 days ago

Thanks Klaus for your comments and a very Happy Christmas to you and your Family. You’ll have to visit England one day for a photo shoot.