You may not like this picture, but I do. A like it a lot.
HDR applications failed to process this image, but manual blending worked just fine.
Unfortunately, at this small size much is lost. And it looks too dark. A larger version can be seen here.
But I am not posting this image for the image itself. Rather, I am posting this image because while processing it in HDR software the experience taught me a lot.
About the image
The image was captured in August, 2009. As you can see, this sunrise image is shooting directly into the sun. Because of that and the dark early morning shadows, it is a true HDR image. It was well beyond the dynamic range of the sensor.
Over the last 15 months, I have periodically attempted to process this HDR image using applications such as Photomatix, Photoshop, Oloneo, HDR Expose, and others. Every attempt failed. The reason: Continue reading →
A new fall colors fine art print, “Fall Forest” has been added to the Blue Ridge Mountains gallery of Picture North Carolina.
The image was originally a high resolution digital image. It has been manually hand-brushed in photoshop to emulate the appearance of an oil-painting style. The resulting print is beautiful, colorful, and original.
The photograph was taken in the Craggy Gardens area along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Mitchell. I could be wrong, but I believe the trees in the deep forest shot are Birch trees.