Bannack’s Best: HDR Edits

WEEK 8: IMAGE EDITING

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1. Truck Frozen in Time [edited]: Using the HDR program called “Dynamic Photo,” I combined three images with different exposures (+2, +0, & -2) that were shot in rapid succession of the exact same subject matter. For this HDR creation, I used the “Ultra-Contrast” Tone Map to get an image with more vibrance and contrast. I also reduced the Dramatic Light Radius and Dramatic Light Strength to make it a little more believable to the eye. The hardest part of the process was trying to correctly align the 3 images because they were each slightly off when “Dynamic Photo” guessed at their positioning.

2. Truck Frozen in Time (+2) [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/4.5; 1/640; +2 Exposure Compensation; Canon XS Rebel.

3. Truck Frozen in Time (+0) [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/4.5; 1/2,500; No Exposure Compensation; Canon XS Rebel.

4. Truck Frozen in Time (-2) [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/4.5; 1/4,000; -2 Exposure Compensation; Canon XS Rebel.

5. Paths Etched in Time [edited]: Using the “Dynamic Photo” HDR program, I combined three images with different exposures (+2, +0, & -2) that were shot in rapid succession of the exact same subject matter. For this HDR creation, I used the “Eye-Catching” Tone Map to try a different level of vibrance and contrast than the “Ultra-Contrast” Tone Map used on the above images. I also increased the Dramatic Light Radius and Dramatic Light Strength to make it a little stronger to the eye. The hardest part of the process was trying to correctly align the 3 images because they were each slightly off when “Dynamic Photo” guessed at their positioning.

6. Paths Etched in Time (+2) [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/9; 1/200; +2 Exposure Compensation; Canon XS Rebel.

7. Paths Etched in Time (+0) [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/13; 1/400; No Exposure Compensation; Canon XS Rebel.

8. Paths Etched in Time (-2) [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/18; 1/800; -2 Exposure Compensation; Canon XS Rebel.

9. Wheels Parked in Time [edited]: Using the “Dynamic Photo” HDR program, I took a single JPEG image and converted it to HDR using the “Full HDR Process.” For this HDR creation, I used the “Ultra-Contrast” Tone Map to get an image with more vibrance and contrast. I also reduced the Dramatic Light Radius and Dramatic Light Strength to make it a little more believable to the eye.

10. Wheels Parked in Time [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 2 pm; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/9; 1/160; Olympus Stylus-9000.

11. Walking Along the Fence [edited]: Using the “Dynamic Photo” HDR program, I took a single JPEG image and converted it to HDR using the “Pseudo HDR” process. For this HDR creation, I used the “Ps Eye-Catching” Tone Map to try a different level of vibrance and contrast than the “Ultra-Contrast” Tone Map used on the above image. I also increased the Dramatic Light Radius and Dramatic Light Strength to make it a little more believable to the eye.

12. Walking Along the Fence [unedited]: 21 Feb 2011 – 11 am; Dillon, MT – Bannack State Park; f/8; 1/250; Olympus Stylus-9000.

 

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3 Responses to “Bannack’s Best: HDR Edits”
  1. Kelsi says:

    Herbert- I love your HDR shot of the truck! The sky looks really great. Like we talked about, skies can sometimes look funny with HDR. But I thought your sky added a lot to the image. It was a great editing job; the picture really came alive. I looked at your other shots as well, and you got some really interesting shots at Bannack. They are very original, and I really enjoyed looking at them. The one along the fence is a great shot, and very creative. Great job.

  2. Max Daines says:

    Great work with the HDR- looks realistic- I feel like you were able to capture the correct exposure that your eye originally saw without going way too far. I especially like the picture of Ben in the hallway- very creative with the window showing through! I think the truck turned out especially well.

  3. Janice Frye says:

    Herbert,

    I have been really excited to see what kinds of pictures you got since you didn’t go with the class and didn’t see what other people were taking pictures of! I loved your wheel pictures! And no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t quite get a good shot of all the mining stuff scattered all over. You really did a great job! And I loved how your HDR photos looked real. I found that all of mine ended up having an artistic sort of feel and definitely not a real one. GOood job!!!

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