Lost Pines Trail HDR

This is the first image from Friday’s hike in the Texas hill country. I decided to try an HDR approach to enhance the detail in the shadows. I’m still trying out different HDR workflows to see what gives me the most realistic looking image.

Lost Pines Trail
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shots taken with a Canon 40D tripod mounted, 17-40mm f/4 L at 17mm, f/16 at ISO 100 on SanDisk digital film. The HDR file was made from three RAW images tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro. All other processing was done in Lightroom 2. Click on the image above for a larger version.

4 thoughts on “Lost Pines Trail HDR

  1. JC,

    I’m beginning to really like the “exposure blending” mode of Photomatix Pro. This seems to give me the most realistic results without creating halos. It’s a great way to make an image as close as possible to what I “saw” through the viewfinder including the detail in the shadows, the crisp texture of the pine needles and the warm colors of the forest.


  2. Hi Jeff

    interesting that you post this, I did a similar experiment, although mine was a grossly under exposed shot that I tried to rescue using a single shot to give a psuedo HDR

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