View the Before-and-After Comparison to see where this photo comes from!

HDR Cookbook – Before and After: Yo! Taxi!

Before-and-after comparison of a sunset HDR image taken in Berlin - Yo! Taxi! (HDR)

Yo! Taxi! (HDR) – Before-and-after comparison (click to enlarge)

This is the before-and-after comparison of “Yo! Taxi! (HDR)“. In the top row, you see the original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a standard 3-shot autobracketing series with +2, 0 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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  1. Adam Schmid
    Adam Schmid says:

    Another great shot, Klaus. I really appreciate you putting a site like this together and explaining how you come to the finished shot. There are so many out there that want to keep their workflow a secret but you are one of the few that is willing to let everyone know what steps you take to come to a finished product and it is appreciated.

    I look to your images as something to aspire!


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