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HDR Cookbook – Before and After: The Marble Hall – Ludwigsburg, Germany (HDR)

Before-and-after comparison of an HDR image: The Marble Hall - Ludwigsburg, Germany (HDR)

The Marble Hall – Ludwigsburg, Germany (HDR) – Before and After (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “The Marble Hall – Ludwigsburg, Germany (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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9 replies
    • farbspiel
      farbspiel says:

      Hi Bob!

      It depends on what “breaking the bank” means for you! I can only recommend the Sigma 10-20mm. It is a great lens for reasonable money, and it gives you the ultimate wide angle at 10mm without going fisheye. Moreover, it offers a zoom range that gives you some flexibility without compromizing image quality too much.

      I hope this helps!

  1. Gary guest
    Gary guest says:

    Hi, You are such a inspiration. I love HDR and your photos are awesome. I have started using HDR in some of my landscapes and doing a panoramic and tone mapping through DPHDR. Seams to work. Although I am still finding my way, I learn along the way. Your cook book has helped a lot. Thanks.

    ĐURO MARIČIĆ says:

    My English language is rich and good enough to describe the beauty of these photographs. Thank you!


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