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HDR adaptation in macro

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HDR adaptation in macro

Postby richardlbong » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:02 am

I took a raw shot of this Graphium agamemnon agamemnon (Tailed Jay) and using the SilkyPix 3 Raw Conversion program, processed it with 3 different exposure settings, one normal, one greatly under to get details in the highlight areas, and one grossly over to get details in the shadowed areas. Using the program Photomatix, I fused these 3 photos together using the average settings and saved the resulting photo in Tiff format. I reopened this in Photoshop CS4 and using the normal processing of resizing, curve and smart sharpening and finally converting to Jpeg format for posting. Here is the final result.

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The shot shows a marginally more highlight and shadowed details without lose of details in the standard exposed areas.

Canon 40D, Tokina 100mm f2.8 macro

1/100, f8, ISO160

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