Posts Tagged ‘HDR’

Paris | Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) Shot of Paris from the Eiffel tower. The original capture was flat and someone pedestrian. A pass through NIK’s HDR Efex Pro and Lightroom (to add grain and a few other tweaks) and I’ve got a vintage-feeling image that I prefer to the original. Certainly not my [...]


A road less traveled | Photo of the Day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) I spent a few days in March at the Grand Canyon and Mojave National Preserve – traveling, hiking and photographing on my own. I came across this red road and loved the color. I’ve played with a few interpretations – and this lightly-applied, slightly darker HDR brings [...]


Helpful tip from NIK and an improved workflow

Helpful tip from NIK and an improved workflow

For those that saw the discussion on twitter – I’d shared some issues getting alignment of a set of handheld images when processed using NIK’s HDR Efex Pro.  (original post, and NIK’s response in the comments). Josh from NIK was kind enough to share a link to an alternate workflow for aligning images in CS5 [...]


Update: NIK HDR Efex Pro

Update: NIK HDR Efex Pro

Note: I had a very quick response from the folks at NIK after my last post, here.  Really glad that they are listening, and I’ll be sending my set of test images to them to help figure out what it is that is going wrong.  I’ve had a bit more time to play with it [...]


Chicago Footsteps: Photo of the day

Copyright 2010, Steve Black (click for larger version) Taking a break for today from my recent ‘Simplicity’ theme to share an HDR image from Chicago. I like the link between the hustle and bustle of all the people working in the skyscrapers in Chicago and the busy footprints of these statues in Grant Park. Processed [...]


Processing for handheld HDR brackets

Processing for handheld HDR brackets

Great suggestion leads to a new approach for my handheld HDR image processing Thanks to a helpful comment by Sergio Valverde on yesterday’s blog post (check out some of his great HDR work in his Flickr stream), I’m now trying out a new method for processing handheld HDR brackets.  Sergio suggested I align the images in [...]


Tuesday thoughts: HDR with CS5 vs. Photomatix 4 Beta

I spent the weekend in Chicago to see some friends and catch Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley Field (perfect fall weather for it – absolutely amazing).  As I packed light, I brought my Panasonic GH1 with me and left the tripod behind. I shot for an hour or so on Sunday morning, enjoying the cool [...]