09-08-12 Magical (HDR)

Generally, I use HDR tools very carefully when I work on photos. I’d like you to see a broad range of darks and lights in my HDR photos rather than an exaggerated HDR effect. I’m pleased that Joe Farace commented on this when he wrote about this blog in the October issue of Shutterbug.

So why am I posting an HDR photo that is clearly less than “real?” I don’t know. I worked on this photo for 30 minutes when, on a whim, I decided to see what Nik HDR Efex 2 would do to this scene. And this is the version that made the “final cut.”

Canon 5D 1/25s f/7.1 ISO250 40mm

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