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HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Harbor Entrance – La Goulette, Tunisia

Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image showing the entrance area of the harbour of La Goulette near Tunis, Tunisia

Harbor Entrance – La Goulette, Tunisia (HDR) – Before and After (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “Harbor Entrance – La Goulette, Tunisia (HDR)“. In the top row, you see the original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a standard 3-shot autobracketing series with +2, 0 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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4 Comments on "HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Harbor Entrance – La Goulette, Tunisia"


Guest
6 years 6 months ago

Hello Klaus

I wanted to say thanks for providing such detailed information about the techniques that you use. You’ve provided me with a brilliant roadmap and I am hoping that I’ll be able to arrive at some stunning photographs of my own. I still need to work on my basic techniques such as composition. I wondered if you have any thought on CS5 and its ability to replace Photomatix as a tone-mapping tool?

Many thanks once again.
Mark

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Mark
6 years 6 months ago

Hello Klaus

Thank you for taking the time to reply. I notice that photomatix is available for full trial (with watermark) so I’ll put it up to some testing against CS5.

Many thanks, keep up the good work.
Mark

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Stephane
3 years 3 months ago

Hello,

i don’t understand why the people are “clean”. Their position is like the 0ev picture; but normaly they should be blurred, no?