Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More HDR Pot Shots

Here are a couple more photos I took of pots on display at Maas Nursery in Seabrook this past weekend.

Title: "Glazed Pots"


Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix HDR from three handheld exposures (-2, 0, +2) > Photoshop CS3 > Curves Adjustment Layer for overall contast enhancement > Levels Adjustment Layer to set a black point > Merge Visible to New Layer > Topaz Adjust pluding "Spicify" preset > Distort Lens Correction Vignette

Title: "Painted Pots"


Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom
Post-processing: Photomatix HDR from three handheld exposures (-2, 0, +2) > Photoshop CS3 > Curves Adjustment Layer for overall contast enhancement > Levels Adjustment Layer to set a black point > Merge Visible to New Layer > Topaz Adjust pluding "Spicify" preset > Distort Lens Correction Vignette

3 comments:

Larry J. Patrick said...

These are really good HDRs for being handheld. I must admit, I have never tried hand-holding a shot for HDR. You have given me a new tool to work with. Thanks!

Here's Looking at You! Photography said...

Barry, do you get this grainy effect with photomatix or something else. I see it in quite of few of your photos.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick and Shirley!

Patrick - My use of "handheld" is a little misleading. I use it to mean I didn't use a tripod. I may however of used a shelf or tabletop or some other flat surfact at the location in conjunction with my camera's timer! I just call it handheld because my memory is good enought to remember that I didn't set up a tripod for the shot but not good enough to remember if I used a surface and timer!

Shirley - I hadn't noticed that these shots were grainy. I'll have to remember to check out the full resolution versions to see if I see what you are asking about.

Cheers!
Barry