HDR Processing – 2nd attempt.

Using some of the photo’s from our rescent trip to Edinburgh, I thought i’d have another go at HDR processing using Photomatix.

For each picture I set my camera to take three consecutive bracketed shots at  -1, 0, & +1 or -2, 0 & +2 exposures and used Photomatix to merge the image as one. Although I haven’t got to grips with the tone mapping options yet it’s quite  fun seeing what weird and wonderful compositions  can be made.

My first attempt and the sky was a little flat so importing the image to Photoshop and adjusting the levels on a layer for the sky has brought some of it back.

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This next one is the Acropolis at Carlton Hill. I’ve probably over done this one a little.

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Slightly muted this time and more realistic. I particularly like the lighting around the bottom two windows.

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This is the Chapel ruin at Holyrood house. I’m not to sure about this one though, the floor just doesn’t seem to match the rest of the photo.

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This stunning cathedral was a stone throw away from our hotel. The man, sitting at the door way gave me a quizzical look and couldn’t understand why my camera had clicked three times for each picture.

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This is probably my favorite. I love the bright golden shades against the blackened stone on this Gothic monument found on Princes Street.

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