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Hole in the Wall HDR

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 9 June 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This hole was pitch black without HDR. While at the Bandon Workshop, I took lots of bracketed shots which I processed with CS5's new HDR feature. With this photograph, my goal was to create a realistic look. For tomorrow and the next day, I played with a surrealistic look.

LIGHTROOM 3 is up and running. But only after a terrible 12 hrs. with Adobe. As they say, all's well that end's well. Except for the Lens Correction feature that has been added, it's pretty much like the Beta version, which I have been using for months for all of my Lightroom work. Despite that it was a beta version, LR 3 Beta never gave me a lick of trouble.

Lyl and Roll from France

Very good work Jack and thank you for your explanations about LR.

9 Jun 2010 5:29am

PAPOU from paris, France

Quel paysage merveileux et riche en sujets photographiques

9 Jun 2010 5:31am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

like in a BD !

9 Jun 2010 6:35am


Between drawing and Photography......................Cool....

9 Jun 2010 6:40am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good experiment Jack! Realistic and wonderful texture. The composition is powerful!. An adventure through the crack! Nice shot my friend! Muchos besos amigo!

9 Jun 2010 6:48am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnificent this treatment, beautiful shot. Good day.

9 Jun 2010 6:56am

kerfendal from Paris, France

intimity of nature, very nice

9 Jun 2010 7:25am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! This is very impressive. I like the tones and the detail is fantastic. Superb processing, Jack
I'm such a blonde when it comes to editing and normally just do the basics (crop, contrast, etc), but am considering getting myself Lightroom. They say it's less tricky than PS. Is that true?

9 Jun 2010 7:46am

@✿ Anina ✿: Much less tricky. An-n-d, it's made for photographers.

tataray from france, France

Superbe traitement... Magnifique cliché.)

9 Jun 2010 8:44am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

worth it i think, great processing to give us this much details n colors

9 Jun 2010 10:03am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

nice find, cool processing

9 Jun 2010 10:45am

Irene from L C, France

Beautiful treatment !

9 Jun 2010 12:10pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting view. Really photogenic place. I like this realistic look, but I also like tomorrow's one !

9 Jun 2010 12:55pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful ! love all these nuances of yellow-green , maybe gold :) Great colors and processing !

9 Jun 2010 1:09pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

How beautiful ,and interesting composition! great creative quality! love the colors! Great shot in depth!

9 Jun 2010 1:27pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

Very creative! Amazing composition and great tones! Excellent work!

9 Jun 2010 1:36pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A supoerb composition and beautiful colors and texture ! It seems unreal !

9 Jun 2010 1:47pm

Don from spokane, United States

The end result is one fine picture. I'm looking forward to your experimentation tomorrow.

9 Jun 2010 3:23pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

9 Jun 2010 3:46pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Amazing shot to hear how you came about it. The textures and detail are incredible. Sounds like I need to upgrade. :)

9 Jun 2010 3:57pm

@Bettina: CS5 is an excellent upgrade for all sorts of reasons.

alex centrella from California, United States

great shot !

9 Jun 2010 4:13pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Super shot and processing I find myself drawn into the hole wanting to look out the crack at the back

9 Jun 2010 5:08pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Really interesting shot, Jack. I don'[t understand all the HD and processing effects you guys are doing, but I like what I see.

9 Jun 2010 5:19pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, terrefic shot

9 Jun 2010 5:48pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Very good capture!

9 Jun 2010 6:42pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I wait to see tomorrow's shot to see what the new CS5 is really capable of for HDR.

9 Jun 2010 6:50pm

@Curly: I would much prefer to see what you can do with it. You do it seriously; I just play around.

pixator from kerman, Iran

Great shot!!
Very beautiful !

9 Jun 2010 6:58pm

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Beautiful place and great photograph! Excellent image!

9 Jun 2010 7:52pm

@Andrei Barbu: Thank you. You have some very nice work on your website. I wish that you would join Aminus3.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice technique, nice results.

9 Jun 2010 8:48pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I'm very excited to see this processing. Have at last bought CS4 and early days in getting used to it. This is fabulous work and thank you for the explanation:)

9 Jun 2010 10:16pm

@kiwisa: Photoshop HDR in CS4 is very poor. It's one of the major improvements in CS5. When we were in CS4, most people used Photomatix for HDR.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

HDR that looks natural is great. I'm curious to see the surreal versions.

9 Jun 2010 11:15pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

amazing how the hdr brings out light that you don't otherwise get......nice shot !

9 Jun 2010 11:30pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your processing in HDR really brings out a lot of texture on the rocks/boulders.

10 Jun 2010 1:27am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Reminds me of the " magic light" in the TV series Lost. Interesting processing.

10 Jun 2010 2:40am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

..and it was from a RAW file no doubt.. the latitude with RAW and then throwing in the HDR is so amazing. Great to see what the CS5 can do. Still haven't upgraded but will soon!!

10 Jun 2010 3:00am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a very nice use of all the forms.

10 Jun 2010 4:03am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I like that hole in the wall, it draws the attention immediately, beautiful post processing!

10 Jun 2010 4:23am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This turned out beautifully! I took shots of this same hole when I was there- They are still waiting for me to try to merge them.....Maybe I'll wait to get CS5 first....!

10 Jun 2010 7:13pm

@Tracy: Or Photomatix 4 when it comes out soon. I'm looking forward to checking that out.