Challenge: HDR in B/W (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: Jan 28, 2016
Shutter: 1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2016
|The moonset was awesome this morning, as the sublimating clouds churned and fumed below, on the continental divide. This is a black&white conversion from an HDR blend in LrCC 2015. 01/28/16 8:52am. Canon EOS 5DmkIII, Canon EF200mm f/2.8L USM, f/16, ISO 100, [1/30s, 1/60s, 1/125s], lens focal length 200mm.
[Feb. 4th, 2016 04:44:51 AM]
I guess it's a backhanded compliment to hear that people don't think my image looks like an HDR blend. Very backhanded! This scene was 15 stops of light between the darkest shadows and the brightest highlights. No modern camera could capture the scene in one image. Yes, it is not grainy, low contrast with surreal tones like Photomatix 2007.
On the blacks... I always leave about 5% blocked up to improve the natural look of the scene. That comes from experience. I certainly could have unblocked all blacks and the image probably would have looked more like an old style HDR.
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