Today’s The Daily Shoot’s assignment is: “Look up today and make a photograph of the sky. Cloudy, clear, or somewhere in between? Tell the story of your sky today.”
Trying my hand at HDR, there were three images used here, set at 2 stops apart. Go easy on me, I’ve only done perhaps 3 or 4 HDR images (would love some tips from anyone who’s proficient at HDRs) . Now, I realize a lot of people tend to “blow” out an HDR image, I am trying to keep it more “photo realistic” so bear with me while I go through this massive learning process! 😛 Oh well, hope you enjoy this take on today’s assignment…the sky! Enjoy…
I’m really starting to like HDR photos now. They took a while to grow on me, but this one…the sky is breathtaking! It’s surreal, but maintains the realism.
Thank you, I really haven’t done much as far as HDR images are concerned, still learning. Thank you for the comment. 😀
David – what HDR tool are you using?
If you use Lightroom I highly recommend the LR/Enfuse plugin. I find I get results that I like more than Photomatrix much of the time. More subtle and overall a better image.
I don’t use Lightroom, I see Enfuse isn’t available for PS, do you know of anything like Enfuse for PS?
Very nice, I like that you haven’t overdone it with the HDR, it does look photorealistic. Well done.
Thank you. 😀
Looks quite dramatic David and gives a feel that there is an event going to happen.
Yeah, the event is a crazy wind storm that’s blowing through here right now!
It’s a good HDR, subtle and with good range. I really love those dramatic clouds!!!!!
I played around again tonight with another HDR shot, didn’t like how it turned out though, will have to keep playing me thinks. 😀
ominous! love it.
Hi and, thank you! 😀
It’s a good HDR shot – you didn’t go overboard with the processing. Next time you might want to dial the saturation down a little and contrast up – get even more detail and texture out of the sky.
Thanx for the info Mike. What program do you use?
I don’t know a thing abou HDR, but your photo looks great. Very dramatic!
Thank you Angelina.
How impressive! I want to take a photo like you.
Wow, thank you for such a wonderful compliment!
love the way dark clouds meeting the horizon and also the small patches of green scattered
This is very cool.
Thank you Nigel!
Nice sky! Agree that HDR needs to be kept subtle, which I think you’ve done.
Thank you, I look forward to playing around more with HDR images.
I think it looks great even though I dont know anything about what makes a good HDR photo, still…GREAT!
Thank you very much Morgan. 😀