This is the before-and-after comparison of “Happy Hour (HDR)“. In the top row, you see the three original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 3-shot autobracketing series with +2, 0, and 2 ev. On the left side of 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 3.1. And finally, the right side of the bottom row shows the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS4.
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