As I mentioned in my previous entry, I'm going away at the weekend and have loads to do before I go. Fortunately, I'm probably going to get it all done, but I haven't had time to take any new photographs. I have found a couple that I think are worth sharing though, starting with this one: a shot of Harmony with her buggy and bubbles at our local park. I'll post the second one on Saturday.

This is a psuedo-HDR image, processed from a single RAW file using Photomatix Pro, and the default ACR conversion and the tone mapped versions can be seen here:

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My reason for using Photomatix Pro, rather than working with a straight RAW conversion, is that I wanted to produce an image with a more even distribution of tones. This is much easier to achieve with a tone mapped image as it tends to create an image with a normally distributed histogram: i.e. the tones are bunched in the middle, tailing off towards both the highlights and shadows.

As for whether it works or not, that's another matter :-)

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
2.50pm on 4/4/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
145mm
f/2.8
1/800
aperture priority
+0.0
evaluative
100
no
RAW
Photomatix Pro
1x1
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