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HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Long Tail

Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image showing a long tail boat in Crabi Thailand

Long Tail (HDR) – Before and After (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “Long Tail (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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5 Comments on "HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Long Tail"

7 years 3 months ago

Wow, very nice photo!

I like your style.

6 years 9 months ago

As all your pictures, excellent.

I’m guessing you had issues with ghosting on the moving boat on the right, how did you fixed that?

Warren Luk
5 years 7 months ago

Fabulous and unbelievable works!