This is a 3 exposure HDR image. The fog was heavy this morning and I think it made for a great mood in the image.
This was a sunset shot taken at Corolla, NC, OBX on the bay side.
It is a 3 shot HDR image. I combined 3 exposures using Nik HDR efex Pro. The cool thing about the software is how it fixes ghosting. Since the kayaker’s oar was moving in all 3 frames, I was able to choose which frame I wanted to use. I picked the frame where the oars were moving the least.
I think it turned out pretty good. I like the look and feel and the color. What do you think?
Getting ready for the long weekend. Hope everyone enjoys the holiday.
This was a sunrise shot just off the coast of downtown Miami, FL. (Miami is to the left of this image).
I added just a little tone mapping thanks to Nik Efex Pro 4.
Storm was rolling in. I had to get out of the water. Didn’t want to be struck my lighting holding a metal tripod in the water. lol.
What is tone mapping?
Tone mapping has to deal with the image contrast.
You can make a single exposure look like a HDR image. There are many ways to use tone mapping, I use it to bring out detail in the image.
As you see from my example below, the before image is flat, dull looking. I then used Nik Efex Pro tone mapping filter and increased the contrast, thus increasing the detail. It is more fun to play with than it is to explain.