HDR, High Dynamic Range
Here is an HDR image of a bridge over the Tay near Coupar Angus
Here are the three images that were used to make it. One correctly exposed, one under exposed and the third over exposed. (I cloned out the barbed wire). Merging these three in HDR software produces an image that takes the correctly exposed parts of each to make the final HDR image. The HDR software also allows you to tweak the image an a variety of ways and each HDR programme will differ. I am using the software that comes with Canon cameras. Photoshop provide a Photomerge Exposure process but without the ability to tweak.
Here are a couple of extreme tweaks ( I have left the wire in for quickness).
There is no right or wrong to what you do. If you like what you have created using the HDR programme of your choice then that's OK.
You can also use the HDR programme for a single exposure just so you can use the tweaky bits. Here is another HDR image that came from a single exposure which is alongside it. There may be a way of producing this effect directly in Photoshop but I have not found it.
I went to Troup Head in the week. This is an RSPB reserve and is the only place in Scotland where gannets breed on the mainland.
The flight shots were taken with with a 70 - 300 mm lens the camera set on 'Sports Mode'. This has the advantage over a manual setting of being able to maintain focus while panning and making adjustments when the background changes. The land based ones were taken with a 70 - 300 mm lens and 2x teleconverter having to use manual focus. Even with a tripod it was difficult to keep things steady.
On the way home I took these images just for fun
To Edinburgh- the long way, and back.
My other great adventure since the last entry was a trip to the capital to help my daughter move flats. I set off early and took the long route taking wildlife images on the way.
Having move the daughter I went to the Scottish Bird Fair at Hopetoun House. I attended various talks and visited few stands and went on a wildllife photography 'walk' with Laurie Campbell. (Click here to find out who he is if you don't know).
Before coming home I went round the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens
And I will end the blog with a few of the other images I have taken recently, can you see which have been HDRed. Some are easy to spot others no so easy.
I'm Mike, I am the (Self appointed!) web master for Fraserburgh Photographic Society (FPS). I started taking photography seriously a couple of years ago and joined Fraserburgh Photographic Society