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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.
Into the Open (HDR) - twelve exposures, tonemapped in adobe camera raw

Into the Open (HDR)

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It's always good to try something new, right? Well, with this image, I did just that. Most of my previous HDR images where created using the Details Enhancer method in Photomatix. This time, I tried a new workflow that makes use of some new features in Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Camera Raw. I actually bypassed Photomatix completely with this image and did the tone mapping with Adobe Camera Raw (ACR).
HDR Before and After - Closer to Heaven

HDR Before and After: Closer to Heaven

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "Closer to Heaven (HDR)". On the left, you see the eight original source images straight out of the camera. This image is based on a 8-shot manual exposure series with shutter speeds between 30s and 1/4s. In the middle, 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 4.1. And finally, on the right side you see the final image after a number of post-processing steps executed in Photoshop CS5.
HDR Before and After - High Five

HDR Before and After: High Five

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This is the before-and-after comparison of "High Five (HDR)".…

High Five (HDR)

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Special Features Be sure to view the Before-and-After…