It’s that time of year when I begin my annual search for hay bales to photograph. This one, not too far from my house, was taken in mid-morning with my Canon 7D. This is another HDR composited image and made from five shots: -2, –1, 0, +1, +2 EV exposures. Looking at the above HDR image as I write, it appears to show some haloing; however, the full screen version and the print version do not show this effect.
HDR processing was done in Photomatix from .tif files processed from RAW in ACR. Although I often use the “compressor” mode in Photomatix, this one was processed with “details enhancer”. The tonemapped version was then opened in Photoshop for final processing.