Sunday, September 4, 2011

PAW 35

PAW 35

With Tropical Storm Lee raining down on us for a few days and thankful that I’ve been without resulting photojournalism opportunities, I arranged (that is, walked into the dining room) a High Dynamic Range (HDR) scene.  Even with the overcast sky, outside was much, much brighter than inside.  Checking a few exposures, it seemed that there was about a six stop difference without the overhead light.

With the G12, I took eight shots, one stop apart at ISO 80 and f5.6.  I then turned on the overhead light to illuminate the flowers and got one more shot. The eight bracketed shots were combined in Photomatix to get the 32 bit HDR image and then Tonemapped to a 16 bit TIF.  The lighted flowers were added as a 50% opacity layer in Photoshop and everything masked off except the flowers.  More Photoshopping and then cropped to this oblong aspect ratio to eliminate some background clutter.

This is one of the better HDR images that I’ve made in a while so I’m pleased to call it PAW 35.

1 comment:

MÜGE TEKİL said...

Dear Gordon,

I've coincidentially discovered your blog on Google and I'm happy because I'm also a G12 user together with a 7D.

PAW 35 is a very nice work but I like your other HDR shots as well. I've never tried this technique and will carefully read your posts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

Best regards,