Saturday, June 26, 2010

A panoramic vista unfolded before our eyes

In the misty Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it was tough to get any kind of clear shot. Following in the HDR shoes of  Mike (Boomer) and Ron, I bracketed my shot & took 3 exposures, then used Photoshop and Topaz Adjust to come up with this image. My 3 shots were hand-held, and perhaps in the compilation process, PS saw some camera movement, because I ended up with some ghosting around the tree in the left corner. Still, making an HDR from this panoramic view was a fun project!

8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry, but I was drinking in the Vista you presented us, was then in awe at the handheld disclosure, But then bloody near choked to death, on see my name next to a luminary like Mike. His pieces are masterpieces of the HDR art, your one here is a breathtaking View, mine are fingerpaintings stuck on a fridge my an over-proud mum, with blue tack. Thank you you underestimate your work's value.

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  2. This is a knockout! I wonder how easy it would be to paint away the ghosting/halo.

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  3. Beautiful shot! I love how the clouds seem to be hugging the mountains.

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  4. I've only tried HDR a couple times, but I can't figure out how to get rid of the ghosting!

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