There is of course a disadvantage of taking HDR photographs and that is ‘movement’. Trees especially are going to be tricky for any software to manage, especially if taken in windy conditions similar to those I encountered yesterday [See Photos From Across South Oxfordshire]. Displayed in small, web-scale, the ‘blurring’ isn’t too intrusive and can be used to good effect in creating a unique feel.
Is taking HDR shots worth-while? Photomatrix does a fine job in combining three images and giving several effect modes to apply to the final photo. A comparison of several of these effects, might be interesting, especially when compared to a single exposure shot. So that is what we have here.
To me combining three images into one does give a superb final result; one just has to be a little careful with the filter. A natural feel is difficult to acquire. The full-blown garish HDR effect is very compelling for some, but not what I am after… I’ve included one for comparison.
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