Tuesday, October 09, 2018

The Sunset in HDR :: three ways

There was a half decent sunset tonight, and a perfect opportunity to test out a 5 bracket exposure and three different approaches to post processing the higher dynamic (and 32 bit colour) image in the new AuroraHDR 2019.


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Firstly I really confirmed that the default tone mapping is pretty good (almost good enough by itself). However it was then easy with the adjustable Gradient filters to add a little vibrance and warmth to the top of the photo. Giving a result perhaps a bit closer to what I experienced. Then I tried a couple of presets (now called “looks” in Aurora HDR) and settled on Warm Landscape as the best match albeit perhaps a little too colourful. This is powerful stuff and a joy to use.

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