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120. The silver lining... Still?

Thanks every one for the valuable inputs regarding yesterday's post.
I put my head together and tried to get a picture with the sky same as yesterday's 1st but slight more detail in the hills with a clear silhouette of the coconut trees.

What i discovered was the Exposure Fusion option of Photomatix. My understanding of the technicalities behind the procedure is still weak, but how it differs from HDR is that instead of making a 32 bit HDR and then tonemapping it into something viewable.., it can directly create a 16 bit file most probably seamlessly adding the pixels together.

I dunnoif it is so in photoshop or not.

I took 2 pictures, one dark and one with slight detail of the hills visible and made the picture as above, with fine tuning the contrast, sharpening etc in photoshop.

It may not be a better or worse pic than yeaterday's, but it has the best from both worlds.


PS: I would love to know if someone has the experience of exposure fusion method with photomatix or photoshop or any other.
blackhawk1552 well to be exact EF is a series of bracket exposure (LDR) at least 5 images fused together..i am not a fan of it but i have done this on my previuos post when i started joining PB heres the sample of 2 images EF and HDR its not well attained though i guess its fair enough ..
cheers my friend !
best regards ,
blackhawk1552 · 2010-02-26: 14:07
blackhawk1552 you need to have a brigther set of 2 images to make more details on your sample EF , just a heads up!
blackhawk1552 · 2010-02-26: 14:12
tomie i like this picture...beautiful!
tomie · 2010-02-26: 15:36
miltonjacob well done. while comparing the fotos in the previous shots, i was thinking of a shot 'in between' like this!
miltonjacob · 2010-02-26: 16:24
onlyricky I've used photomatix!
it is amazing ;)

onlyricky · 2010-02-26: 16:32
????? Yeaahh, well done Soubha, this was just exactly how I imagined the possibility of the 2 pictures could be and you made it are are unstoppable :-)))
????? · 2010-02-26: 19:29
Latecomer Nice shot.
Latecomer · 2010-02-26: 21:05
GKorts well I like the HDR better, not only because of the more details but also because it has a better composition following the rules foreground, motif background. If you are not so fond on HDR or EF you can try to get this out of the box with the help of Cokin filter system. You need a gradual grey filter. I am using it quite often for sunsets or shots against the sky
GKorts · 2010-02-27: 06:59
livelovelaugh This is a very nice remix of the two. Great work. :)
livelovelaugh · 2010-02-27: 08:33
????? You can do pseudo HDR in PS elements8 and there are Youtube videos to guide you through the process. You can download photomatix for free to test out and if you get the hang of it you will have to pay $99. if you add "stuckincustoms" in the coupon code you can have 15% knocked off.
????? · 2010-02-27: 20:16
hannamagnusson Beautiful light!
hannamagnusson · 2010-02-28: 06:00
Unchained Wow, the colours and light is fantastic!
Unchained · 2010-02-28: 06:37
????? beautiful picture!
????? · 2010-02-28: 12:22
SunFlower1990 Nicely done!
SunFlower1990 · 2010-02-28: 14:36
pandka Amazing!
pandka · 2010-03-02: 09:03
????? Beautiful lighting. Nicely done.
????? · 2010-03-02: 09:08
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