As I mentioned yesterday, I've been using Photomatix Pro to generate pseudo-HDR images from a single RAW file, and of all my recent attempts I think that this is probably my favourite, and I may well include it in next month's tutorial.

If you take a look at the original you will see that it might just have been possible to create much the same effect using a variety of masked Curves, but the HDR process makes it a lot easier.

The original image (processed using the default settings in ACR) is here:

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Oh, and let me know what you think about the boot in the top-right corner of the image. I did think about cloning it out, but thought it added another dimension to the story.

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2.41pm on 11/8/06
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
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1/250
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+0.0
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100
420EX (-2/3 FEC)
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