Monday, February 23, 2015

Vue 2

Forest Park 2015-02-21 5

There is more of a difference between yesterday's picture and today's than landscape and portrait. Both are HDRs, shot in color and converted to black and white. I've been going back and forth about whether I prefer Photoshop Merge To HDR Pro or Photomatix for HDR processing. Yesterday's was Photoshop. It keeps the final image pretty simple while bringing in a wide range of tonal values. This one is Photomatix. Color photos made with this application can be lurid and overblown, IMHO. The B&Ws still don't look natural but can have a lot of dramatic pop.

Any other HDR technicians out there? What do you prefer?                        

7 comments:

s.c said...

I must say that I prefer the second one but if you asked me why I don't know. Perhaps the more subtle grey's in the second one against the more contrast in the first one that did it for me.

Birdman said...

Not a tech here, but I like this take on b/w. It's a fun look.

Sharon Anck said...

This one does have some pop but, I know what you mean about the color ones. I've seen some that do not look natural at all. I have not experimented with HDR yet though I do like some of the results I see.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like this one too Bob.. I sometimes use a tiny bit of HDR, but usually only I'm trying to sharpen the image up a bit.

William Kendall said...

I do like what you've done with this one, Bob.

Jack said...

They are both lovely, otherworldly images. I don't have a preference and, since I don't play with HDR, I also have no advice to give.

Stefan Jansson said...

I dislike anything HDR.