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This image is from the Parklands shoot I did earlier this week. It is a HDR image from three exposures -2, 0, and +2 EV that were merged in NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 using the balanced preset with some adjustments applied. I then returned it to Aperture 3 where it was given the final adjustments to color, vibrancy and sharpening.
5 thoughts on “Floyd’s Fork Morning”
Exquisite! A superb example of HDR as a tool; not as a result! This is a photograph that I would be proud to display over my fireplace. It makes me want to follow the stream both to see where it has been, and where it is going. This has to rank among your finest pieces of work, Nick, and this is coming from one who holds your architectural work in highest regard.
Thank you Lauren. Thanks too for reinforcing my belief that HDR is a tool to allow photographers to create images that more accurately the ability of the human eye to see a broader range of light than a single exposure is capable of.
In my workshops I use the term “Human Dynamic Range” as my metaphor for HDR. What I want my workshop participants to see and learn is that HDR is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself.
This line should read: “Thanks too for reinforcing my belief that HDR is a tool to allow photographers to create images that more accurately emulate the ability of the human eye to see a broader range of light than a single exposure is capable of.”
🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 Boy! I really hate to find my typos and omissions after I have posted a reply. This is one area where WordPress is unforgiving and won’t allow editing after it is posted. 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁
Your work is incredible. When I look at this I see silence and beauty.
Thanks for such kind words about my work, I’m pleased that you feel the serenity that I too felt when taking this photo.