05-August-2010

Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Examples (HDR Express, Photomatix Pro, NIK HDR Efex, Photoshop CS5 HDR) .

A year ago today (05-August-2010), I attended the Nikonians Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop led by Michael Mariant. I knew I was going to be late comming from work in San Francisco. Michael gave me the GPS coordinated to meet at the Red Canyon Petroglyphs. The following  is an image of the petroglypths processed with Capture One Pro, Topaz, Nik Color Efex Pro, and Photoshop CS5. This is followed by a series comparing different HDR programs (HDR , Photomatix Pro, Nik HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop CS5 HDR Pro)

Let me know which if any HDR images you like or don’t like.

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Red Canyon Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed using Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail 2 (color jump), Nik Color Efex Pro, Nik Define 2, Photoshop CS5 (David J Mathre)
Red Canyon Petroglyphs. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed using Capture One Pro 6, Topaz Detail 2 (color jump), Nik Color Efex Pro, Nik Define 2, Photoshop CS5

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Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using HDR Express (David J Mathre)
Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using HDR Express

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Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using Photomatix Pro (tonal contrast) (David J Mathre)
Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using Photomatix Pro (tonal contrast)

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Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using Photomatix Pro (tonal contrast strong) (David J Mathre)
Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using Photomatix Pro (tonal contrast strong)

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Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using NIK HDR Efex Pro (David J Mathre)
Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using NIK HDR Efex Pro

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Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using Photoshop CS5 (photorealistic) (David J Mathre)
Red Canyon Petroglyphs. HDR Composite of 7 images taken with a Nikon D3s and 24 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, various). HDR Processed using Photoshop CS5 (photorealistic)

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Previous Images from this Day in the Past:

Red Canyon Petroglyphs. Nikonians Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop — Day 1 (05-August-2010).

 

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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