High Dynamic Range (HDR) – Bannack Ghost Town

Forgotten Workshop; HDR; Oct-17-2012; 6:30pm; Bannack, MT; f/13; 2.5 sec; Tripod; Nikon D5100 – Kirsty Cain

Original – correct exposure

Underexposed

Overexposed

Oh my goodness – HDR photos are so much fun and really easy to compile using Photomatrix software!  With my camera on a tripod, I set my camera up to bracket three images of the same scene together – this took photos of the correct expose, one over exposed by two stops and one underexposed by two stops. I then downloaded the free Photomatrix trial from their website (http://www.hdrsoft.com/download.html) and compiled the three images together to show the high dynamic range, and made adjustments using the tonal mapping features. I also enhanced some of the colours and lighting all in Photomatrix. The image below was made from just one JPEG image, which I edited to create a HDR look!

1 Photo HDR; Oct-17-2012; 5:00pm; Bannack, MT; f/13; 1/50 sec; Tripod; Nikon D5100 – Kirsty Cain

Original

 

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