Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My first HDR photo

The reason I bought my Nikon D70s last year was to take HDR photos. I am just now getting around to it. This is our house.

I used the trial version of Photomatix Pro 3.0 and just removed their watermarks with Corel Paint Shop Pro X. This is probably over processed—colors too saturated and contrast too high, but I'm just playing around. Our house is completely different from the Simpson's house, but the flat, bright colors create a passing resemblance.

The next photo has been processed on some Japanese site to look like an old photo. Maybe a small stagecoach inn, circa 1890? Pretty good job. I used the overexposed photo from the bracketed set that produced the above HDR image. The properly exposed photo was too dark after processing.