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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.


Frieda said...

Cool it!

Dave said...

Nice composition. Very geometrical.

Lloyd said...




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.