Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year and HDR

I started off my new year with a beautiful sunrise shoot of South Carolina's Table Rock Mountian and surrounding Mountain Bridge Wilderness. Yes, this is an HDR image and I must admit that I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. The muted colors and tones remind me of a vintage postcard and true to HDR, the image does have a surreal effect. Some images just don't tone-map very well in Photomatrix and, in fact, this was made from a series of five very low-key images. A few minutes after these were capture, the sunlight became much more dramatic. However, the aforementioned images didn't work nearly as well in the software. More experimentation required!

Good luck in 2009!


Hayden said...

That is a very neat picture and also a rarely seen side of Table Rock. Were you near the Greenville reservoir?

clay bolt said...

Hi Hayden,

Great to hear from a fellow South Carolinian! Believe it or not, this was taken from Caesars Head. I just cropped in on the view when making the image.