The Sun, the Water and the Trees
Taken in Holland, in a bungalow park near Hapert, not far from the Belgian border. Despites the very strong sun, I liked to view enough to make an image.
TECH-INFO: nine shots (each a stop difference) were needed to cover the full dynamic range. The sun was in my eyes (and camera) and I was looking at the shadows part of the trees. All shots are merged into a HDR file (after a DxO Optics Pro treatment). Tone-mapping was not so easy, unless you want very artistic and surreal results. First I used Photomatix which gave a nice and poppy result. Then I tried using Picturenaut and I got a very realistic but more dull image. I combined them in Photoshop, so 70% is the latter program, the rest is of Photomatix. Some color enhancement, extra contrast and corner vignetting were added.
I really wanted a realistic though saturated looking end-result. Please judge if I succeeded or not.
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