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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.

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    • # Gerd Korts

      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 [url=http://www.cokin.fr/ico1-p1.html]Cokin[/url] filter system. You need a gradual grey filter. I am using it quite often for sunsets or shots against the sky

      2010.02.27 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Milton Jacob

      well done. while comparing the fotos in the previous shots, i was thinking of a shot 'in between' like this!

      2010.02.26 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Robel Narte

      you need to have a brigther set of 2 images to make more details on your sample EF , just a heads up!

      2010.02.26 Edited Reply Cancel