New year thoughts, not sure where this quotation originated: “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it and remember that not getting what you want is sometimes the blessing.”
New year images…we were blessed with snow again this week…and I’ve been playing with HDR….some results below.
A little about the HDR shots. Three photographs bracketed by 1 stop were blended as a high dynamic range file in Photoshop or Photomatix. Since I didn’t use a tripod to take the shots and the alignment in PhotoShop is better than the alignment done in Photomatix, it produced a higher quality result in PhotoShop, with no indication of ghosting resulting from the blend of three not quite lined up images. The resulting tone mapping in PhotoShop was very disappointing and Photomatix does a much better job of that, so that was used for the tone mapping. When the images line up perfectly, I think that Photomatixs also does a better job of the HDR file too, but it’s early days yet and I am certainly no expert in this technique!