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My First HDR Image

Posted in Huntington Beach, Photography by Bridget Casas on July 12, 2009

Do you notice how willing I am to share with you my firsts, such as shooting in Raw, my Lensbaby photos, my first portrait photographs and now my first HDR image? I am not afraid to put it out there for you to see. Hopefully, you will see the improvement over time. This is all part of my growth as a photographer I am willing to share. This image was done with five images in the Photomatix software. I did not go all the way to a “surreal” type image. I chose a subject that had a lot of sun, shade and limited highlights. It was fun bringing it all out in the final image.

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My first HDR image…

I took this at Central Park and they are the same flowers Delaney was in front of in yesterday’s portrait. I did not use my tripod and it was a little breezy. The alignment is not perfect, but it is the best that the software could do considering what it had to work with. I think I will show you the five images I used to create this – at one stop each.

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This should show you how you get the best from each image. I am glad I was able to finally get an image like this and I will continue to select more advanced subjects and play more with the software. I love learning new things! It was very warm here today but at least we have that nice ocean breeze! Willie had to go to Long Beach and the dogs and I stayed at home. Watched the Dodgers win today. We may go up to the mountains this week. I know the dogs would love it, but it will be hot up there!

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  1. Helen Bradley said, on July 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Really good, simple example here Bridget. You don’t have to travel half the world to get a HDR sequence to play with and this is, as you say, realistic. Glad you’re liking Photomatrix.. I think it rocks.

    • Bridget Casas said, on July 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you for looking at my image Helen. One day I will try for a more surreal type result!


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