Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ghost Town Window Photography and HDR Part 2

I am having fun with a personal project shooting through windows of buildings at historic sites. Here is the barber shop in Virginia City, Montana where I stopped to teach a workshop in September. These must be shot in HDR for all the details to show because all the light comes from the front windows so the foreground of the interior is quite bright while the rear is quite dark.
Here you can see the raw file and it illustrates how the contrast kills the shot or at least it does not have the interest of the HDR. In the final image you can see the HDR image and also the extensive tone mapping using Photomatix for the grungy illustrative look.

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Related Posts: Photograph Old Cars in HDR, Anza Borrego in HDR, Ghost Town Window Photography Part 1,  Ghost Town Window Photography in HDR Part 2

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