As I mentioned yesterday, I've been spending a lot of time working through various HDR techniques at the moment, in preparation for next month's tutorial; and while the normal purpose of creating an HDR is to merge a range of bracketed exposures that cover a wide tonal range, there are other ways in which HDR software (e.g. Photomatix Pro) can be used. One technique I particularly like involves converting a single RAW file to generate a pseudo 32-bit HDR, which can then be subsequently tone mapped.

In light of this I spent some time going through my archives today looking for images to work with, and found two that I think work quite well. If you'd like to see the original (converted using the default settings in ACR), it's here:

.../archives/all_mine.php

As I hope you'll agree, this version has a bit more impact.

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
1.57pm on 24/9/05
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
17mm (27mm equiv.)
f/4.0
1/100
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
C1 Pro
minor
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