I want to welcome you to Speed Demon 2 a site where I hope to inspire and delight my readers with my vision of the world in HDR photographs and HDR processing. I have been kicking this idea around for too long so as of today I am sticking my neck out and going for it.
Each day I will try to add another HDR image and write a little bit about why and how I chose the composition and the final HDR processing that went into creating it. I use Aperture 3, Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 as well as plugins from OnOne Software , NIK software, and Topaz software.
The header is an image I took at BUB International Motorcycle Speed Trials early in the morning just before racing began. I stitched the panorama together from three images in Photoshop CS5 before taking it into Topaz Adjust where I tone mapped it and gave it some of my signature vision. I use HDR to increase the vibrancy of my images and am inclined to present the image as I see it in my mind’s eye rather than aiming for exact reproduction of the scene.