Max Planck Institut

HDR Images of my Workplace

When I went home tonight, shortly after 10 pm, I noticed the wonderful light around the institute where I work. So I quickly got my camera and took some high dynamic range images (HDR). They are created from several 5-image-series with 2 stops spacing between them (-4 EV to 4 EV). For the HDR process I use the affordable easyHDR Pro software (around 30 EUR) with its “Smart Merge” function. This leads to images that have an increased dynamic range but lack the typical HDR artifacts like color fringing and noise problems, as the best parts of each image are merged and not all the image. It’s also faster than a real HDR calculation. The resulting images are slightly tonemapped, but I tried not to overdo it.

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 General, Photography, Science No Comments