Sunday, May 28, 2006

Shedding Tree - Riverside Botanical Gardens, California (May 2006)


This is another HDR effort on my part. I think it's kind of eyecatching. It's definitely different. Interestingly enough, this shot achieved the #1 most interesting photo spot on May 29, 2006 on www.Flickr.com.

One thing I have to say about HDR is that it is time-consuming. The above photo is a combination of 10 separate photos shot at 1-stop increments. Each of those photos has to be converted from RAW format to TIFF and then combined into one 32-bit HDR image which takes up ~150 MB of storage space. After that, it has to be processed again into an editable 8 or 16 bit TIFF or JPG. Then, you can start your brightness/contrast/color corrections. It's a lot of work, but you can get some interesting results.

4 Comments:

Blogger Ijsbreker said...

very nice. what i really like is the little green tree you can see in the distance under the right limb of the main tree.

Monday, May 29, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

it does complement the main subject pretty well.

Monday, May 29, 2006  
Blogger danishmand said...

i love the shades in this picture and i showed it especially to one of my colleagues whose photography is considered the best in my office. Where can i learn more about HDR?

Wednesday, May 31, 2006  
Blogger An Enlightened Fellow said...

A couple of posts earlier than this I left some links for more information on HDR photography. You could also do a google search for it. There is plenty of information out there on it.

Friday, June 02, 2006  

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