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HDR Before and After: Into the Open

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Into the Open (HDR)". At the top, you see the twelve original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 12-shot exposure series with shutter speeds between 30s and 1/60s.
The Parliament (HDR) - six exposures - photomatix and photoshop

The Parliament (HDR)

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This is a 6-exposure HDR image of the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest, Hungary. Before I went on that trip, I did my usual Internet scouting on the entire city of Budapest, and sure enough, I came across a ton of images of this Parliament building. So, I was prepared! But when I arrived there and set up my tripod just across the river (Danube), something strange happened.
HDR Before and After: The Parliament

HDR Before and After: The Parliament

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "The Parliament (HDR)". At the top, you see the three original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 6-shot exposure series with shutter speeds between 0.6s and 15s. At the lower left, you see the result of merging those shots into a 32-bit HDR and subsequent tone-mapping using the Details Enhancer option of Photomatix Pro 4.2. And finally, at the lower right, you see the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS6.
The Lounge (HDR)

The Lounge (HDR)

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This is a 3-exposure HDR image of the lounge of a big cruise ship. A cruise is the best way of getting to see many places in a short time. At night, as you're sleeping, you're being taken to the next stop on your journey. You're usually getting up really early (sometimes around 5 am) to meet your group and debark for your shore leave. This was taken around that time. At this particular day, we visited Istanbul.
HDR Before and After - The Lounge

HDR Before and After: The Lounge

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "The Lounge (HDR)". At the top, you see the three original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 3-shot auto exposure bracketing series with shutter speeds between 1/200s and 1/13s. At the lower left, you see the result of merging those shots into a 32-bit HDR and subsequent tone-mapping using the Details Enhancer option of Photomatix Pro 4.2. And finally, at the lower right, you see the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS5.
Infinity (HDR)

Infinity (HDR)

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This is a 6-exposure HDR image from inside the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. When I was there in July, I was exploring the city by foot. On that particular day it was like 35+ °C, and I was toast when I arrived at the location. But it turned out to be the perfect day for the visit as there were very few people there. So, photographing the place was relativly easy.
Big City Lights (HDR)

Big City Lights (HDR)

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...Going Pro ...New Baby ...New Content ...A Whole New Life This 3-shot HDR image was taken at the shore of Lake Ontario and it shows the skyline of Toronto, Canada with the CN Tower to the right. I have been there for one week in July. ...Going Pro This is acually the first shot that I publish from that trip. It has been a crazy few months. So many big things happened, and I have that strange feeling that they ran past me in a mix of time-lapse and fast-forward. My "old" job ended at the end of August.