This HDR Pics to play with archive is containing the source exposures of the HDR image ‘Into the Open (HDR)‘. The ZIP archive for this ppw feature is 209 MB large. Make sure you read the information in Read This First.txt (included in the archive).
Download the archive (~209 MB)
- Taken with a tripod
- Twelve exposures (shutter speeds: 30s to 1/60s)
- Manual bracketing
- Camera: Nikon D7000
- Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
- Aperture: f/8
- ISO 100
Below, you find the details for the photos in the archive. Each photo is provided as a TIFF file.
|Image file||Shutter speed|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 01.tif||30 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 02.tif||15 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 03.tif||8 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 04.tif||4 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 05.tif||2 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 06.tif||1 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 07.tif||1/2 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 08.tif||1/4 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 09.tif||1/8 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 10.tif||1/15 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 11.tif||1/30 s|
|Into the Open (HDR) – ppw – 12.tif||1/60 s|
The original twelve RAW files where pre-processed and converted to TIFFs in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) in the following way:
- The CA (Chromatic Aberration) was removed
- The color temperature (white balance) and tint was set to the same value for all images
- Sharpening and noise reduction was turned off (all sliders to zero)
- The lens distortion was removed based on the built-in profile for the Nikkor lens
- All other settings were kept at their default values
The images where exported from ACR as 8-bit TIFFs, and they were watermarked in Photoshop.
No additional processing was applied.
Use the source images as you feel appropriate. It is not strictly necessary to use all of them. Visit the image page to get information on my personal workflow for this image. It may serve as a starting point.
NOTE: The source images do contain some noise. Noise reduction was turned off in the Raw converter software to give you images that are as unaltered as possible. I recommend that you apply some NR before you merge the images into and HDR or in your HDR software when you’re merging them.
You can find my final version and additional information like before-and-after comparisons at the image page.
Take a look at my HDR Cookbook for a lot of useful post-processing tips that may help you in improving your techniques.
Sharing Your Results
Share the result of you post-processing work (your final image) online wherever you like. Make it publicly accessible. No login or membership of any sort should be required to view it. Then, post a comment below and include a link to your version. Feel free to explain what you did to the image.