Take a look at the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!

HDR Cookbook – Before and After: The Tube (HDR)

Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image depicting a tube station in Budapest

The Tube (HDR) – Before-and-After (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “The Tube (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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2 Comments on "HDR Cookbook – Before and After: The Tube (HDR)"

6 years 6 months ago

Thanks for sharing your technique great end result.

6 years 5 months ago

It’s crazy how you can take a simple thing and turn it into something amazing!