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Nikon D700, f/1.8, ISO 100, 35mm

Nikon D700, f/1.8, ISO 100, 35mm
Nikon D700, f/1.8, ISO 100, 35mm

Handheld HDR with 7 Exposures
Tonemapped in HDR Exposure from Unified Color
Post Processing in Photoshop CS5
HDR with the Nikon 35mm DX lens on a D700 in Full Frame mode

A quick HDR shot and processed in 10 minutes…  and now posted.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Far be it from me to question your work, but I don't get this. Most of your work is great, but this? It's just a picture of a wall. Taking a picture of a wall is one thing, but then I really have to question the implementation of HDR and 7 exposures? There isn't enough dynamic range in this image to warrant more than even one. I'm at least willing to let slide the choice of shooting the image at 1.8. You probably did that because you were handholding the camera for 7 exposures. But normally when taking a picture of a wall, it's best to shoot at around f/8 to get the most detail and texture.

    I just think you're capable of much better than this. It's not an image I would ever put on a blog for the world to see. Maybe this is just me.

    1. I did it to test how HDR Expose handles 7 exposures being handheld. I did it to experiment. I did it because I can and because it is fun.

  2. Far be it from me to question your work, but I don’t get this. Most of your work is great, but this? It’s just a picture of a wall. Taking a picture of a wall is one thing, but then I really have to question the implementation of HDR and 7 exposures? There isn’t enough dynamic range in this image to warrant more than even one. I’m at least willing to let slide the choice of shooting the image at 1.8. You probably did that because you were handholding the camera for 7 exposures. But normally when taking a picture of a wall, it’s best to shoot at around f/8 to get the most detail and texture.

    I just think you’re capable of much better than this. It’s not an image I would ever put on a blog for the world to see. Maybe this is just me.

    1. I did it to test how HDR Expose handles 7 exposures being handheld. I did it to experiment. I did it because I can and because it is fun.

  3. Why can’t you just create 6 virtual copies in Lightroom and change exposures? No need to handheld shoot 7 images. Is there any difference in the results? I don’t think so.

    1. I’d much rather use bracketed exposures than manipulating one photo into the variations.

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