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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Photomatix Fusion Function

Guess it is time to pay for Photomatix so that I don't have to keep cloning out the watermarks that Photomatix puts on my photos when I use the Fusion function. All of these were done with that function which I feel does a much better job with the shadows and highlights than the regular HDR tonemapping functions.

So... here are three photos of my local temple, 5 shots at -3, -2, 0, +2, +3 and blended, straightened, and cropped. All at 10mm with my Sigma DC EX 10-20 f4-5.6 on my Pentax K200d.

My wife and I have been wanting to capture the fountain in front for awhile (It has been off for repairs, or turned off for MONTHS!) so I took my camera and tripod for an attempt after our session.

This is the front of the Temple.

Nearly the exact same spot, but with a more extreme angle of view.


This is a square crop of the shot above after a LOT of perspective correction.

This is looking 180 degrees away from the last shot and on the other side of the fountain. I think that I need to repeat this on a day when there is a nice sunrise. Or at sunset with cool clouds over the mountains and the mountains lit up with the alpenglow.


4 comments:

Frieda said...

Cool shots...love it!

Dave said...

Nice composition. Very geometrical.

Lloyd said...

Frieda,

Thanks!

Dave,

You have NO IDEA how hard it was to get it that even. I got it close in camera and had to straighten them just a tad in PS. I really have a "Thing" for getting things centered and level....

Karen said...

Photomatix is a great program but still leaves room for improvement. I think there will be a couple of new tonemapping/HDR programs out soon. Great shot.