Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image: Santorini Church (HDR)

HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Santorini Cathedral (HDR)

Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image: Santorini Church (HDR)

Santorini Church (HDR) – before-and-after (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “Santorini Cathedral (HDR)“. On the left side, you see the original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 6-shot autobracketing series with +2EV to -3EV in 1EV steps. In the middle, 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 shows the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS4.

Click on the image below to view a bigger version.

For this image, you can also find the following resources

  1. The flickr photo page with a larger version of the final image and more behind the scenes information
  2. A Making-of time-lapse video that shows how the image evolved through all the stages of processing
  3. The source images for you to play with and test your own skills


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