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Etrigan (0)

11:55 AM by , under


Another experiment with HDR, without actually taking an HDR photo. One of the things I like about High Dynamic Range is how easy it is to create striking images that jump right off the screen. Of course the artist has to decide if they want the effect to be subtle or go buck wild.

Clearly, I live buck wild.

The effect isn't that hard to do. In fact, Photoshop has a command called "Merge to HDR". Otherwise you're stuck creating multiple layers with varying brights and darks (like I did) and fight with the blending layers to get it the way you want it (like I did).

Just play around with it, and if you get stuck, do a quick Google search for "HDR Tutorial" and it will help you out.

File, Export, Merge to EXIF:

Camera: Fujifilm FinePixS2Pro
Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0/100 EV

Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time: 2008:02:09 10:51:40
Timezone Offset: -6, -6
Exposure Program: Manual
Date and Time (Original): 2008:02:09 09:45:27
Date and Time (Digitized): 2008:02:09 09:45:27
Shutter Speed: 3321928/1000000
Brightness: 83/100
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Light Source: Daylight
Color Space: Uncalibrated
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 630 dpc
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 630 dpc
Sensing Method: One-chip colour area sensor
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Manual
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 75
Saturation: High saturation
Compression: JPEG
Image Width: 1965 pixels
Image Height: 1038 pixels

Be good,

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