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With PS CS5

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 17 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Here are yesterday's same 5 shots run through PS CS5's HDR Pro (with a few Color Efex filters added). This is pretty close to being exactly the way that it looked. This was a good reminder that I need to keep working with PS HDR Pro and with Photomatix 4. There really is no one HDR software that is universally the best.

NIKON D700 1/100 second F/10.0 ISO 200 58 mm (35mm equiv.)

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Those colors and that sky just come alive!

17 Nov 2010 6:54am

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Wow! I can't afford all that just now. Really nice image.

17 Nov 2010 6:57am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow, from me too. This is smokin' !! (Is that still a current slang expression? ) ;-)

17 Nov 2010 7:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

another very great capture

17 Nov 2010 8:24am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Interesting differences between these two treatments.
Sky equally powerful but more stormy looking yesterday.
The colours in the roadside foliage more vibrant today which I like.

17 Nov 2010 8:25am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

How many times have I thought that nature is so beautiful that you could live semplemente watching her!
The clouds of today different from yesterday and before yesterday ... always different, siemper perfect and so beautiful that take our breath away. Thank you very much for teaching me that the clouds are here and everyone at the moment ... different but similar. ZANU celestial dome that is home to all mankind! Muchisimos besos amigo Jack! Adela y gracias mil! Adela

17 Nov 2010 8:26am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my goodness! this is just as beautiful. I can't decide which one I prefer most

17 Nov 2010 8:49am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great processing. I like the texture of the clouds.

17 Nov 2010 9:09am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

I thought yesterday's was great, but now I prefer today's......!
It's the excellent capture of sunlight here that does it for me:-)

17 Nov 2010 9:34am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I think that I would prefer less processing, great picture though.

17 Nov 2010 10:02am

dan from paris, France

The light, the countryside, the sky, the colors.... A Whole beautiful set !

17 Nov 2010 10:05am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Colors are great here !

17 Nov 2010 10:06am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The sky is really magnificent !

17 Nov 2010 10:21am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love it, and I have to say that the new Photomatix Pro 4 is producing far smoother and less noiser results than its predecessor. I'll try and show some next week.

17 Nov 2010 10:58am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Very intense Jack! Wel done! ;-)

17 Nov 2010 12:31pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

This opens up the rats nest of "What's real"-and does it matter? So before getting into a philosophy debate(For which I need 4 pints to prime the pump) - I'll just say I like this one the best

17 Nov 2010 1:05pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nicely processed.

17 Nov 2010 1:34pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

impecable imagen, unas nubes como nunca he visto en una foto, gran trabajo maestro!!

17 Nov 2010 1:48pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

The light is amazing.

17 Nov 2010 4:01pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Whoa .. is that Wonder Land ? !

17 Nov 2010 4:13pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo. Your serie is very beautiful. Good day.

17 Nov 2010 4:38pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Excellent processing...

17 Nov 2010 4:41pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

completely brilliant :)

17 Nov 2010 4:42pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Marvelous shot. Love those clouds and colors that pop!

17 Nov 2010 5:08pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Another great picture, although I like the sky in yesterday's better, and the people and brush in this one better, because of the different colour saturation.

17 Nov 2010 5:13pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

terrefic landscape, Jack

17 Nov 2010 6:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is pretty doggone realistic looking Jack - I would say well done. I have to say that perhaps it is my age, but I am one who really does not care much for the over-usage of HDR...artistic license is totally fine and using it for artistic purposes is great but if one is simply trying to make his or her image look "better" than someone elses, I have a problem with that..I know it is a "fine line issue," and we could all go on for months, probably, discussing it.....I guess it just simply comes down to personal tastes...I love this one!! Sorry for the gabby comment!

17 Nov 2010 6:16pm

@Denny Jump Photo: I am totally with you on the so called "HDR look." With whatever HDR software that I am using, I generally try to create a realistic look. However, I do like some of the HDR Efex presets that give a unique look. For example, with the Nov. 10 post, I started with the "Granny's Attic" preset and modified it. If I had been totally satisfied with yesterday's photograph, I would not have gone back and run it through CS5's HDR Pro.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Jack - YEs absolutely I agree with all you say for sure...I have really enjoyed all of your work and I know you use the Define 2 as well (I think?) ...I use Aperture so i was waitiing for NIK to get all their stuff up to 64 Bit and it has just announced that it is now...so I need to spend some more of our children's inheritance to purchase some things...shhh don't tell Barbara!!

17 Nov 2010 9:04pm

Chris from Béarn, France

merveilleuse lumière...on pourrait croire un tableau. Bravo encore

17 Nov 2010 9:31pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

This for sure looks very realistic which is the stlye of HDR work I like, some is over the top for me, but then its all a matter of preference would be a pretty boring world if we all liked exactly the same thing wouldnt it

17 Nov 2010 11:09pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Interesting experiment.....It truly is a matter of personal taste, when playing with hdr, and different ways of doing it.....personally, I prefer yesterday's shot.....but guess that's why Baskin Robbins has all those flavors !!!

18 Nov 2010 12:10am

@Susan: agreed. this was for demonstration purposes. the only real keeper for me was the Dynamite Clouds #1 shot (which also converts quite well to B&W)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I vote for this one.

18 Nov 2010 12:15am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I see the painter in you here....nice.

18 Nov 2010 2:26am

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wow!! Boy does this rookie have a LOT to learn!! Excellent!

18 Nov 2010 2:36am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

I do prefer this one (odd coming from she who must change things.. ). Thanks for showing us the differences, too.

18 Nov 2010 3:15am

Becky from los angeles, United States

I love them both !

18 Nov 2010 3:22am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The fun of photography is that we constantly learn and have fun trying new techniques isn't it Jack. The clouds are almost biblical and your use of HDR processes really brings the frame alive, in all versions.

18 Nov 2010 4:16am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Comparing the two images, I like the area below the clouds better today. However, I like that extra drama, in the clouds, in yesterday's image. In any case, HDR is a nice tool to have in the kit.

18 Nov 2010 9:21pm

@Steve Rice: I agree on the clouds being better in the earlier shot. It's no big problem to fix the second photograph; I was simply too lazy. It actually was for demonstration purposes. The first of the cloud shots is the only real keeper for me.