HDR of Haleakala Crater

Wow…. it’s hard to believe that I haven’t posted a blog in almost a month!  But I haven’t been goofing off and not working on my photography.   What I have been doing is reading! Several books on various Phototshop techniques and I’ve been working to refine my use of Camera Raw.

Today however, I thought I would stop and post a few images of one of the techniques I’m practicing.  It using the Merge to HDR feature in the CS5.  I reading the “The Adobe Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers” by Scott Kelby.  Chapter 8 is on creating HDRs.

I actually tried some HDR using a 3rd party tool last year, and I wasn’t really that impressed… But this is different.  Using the combination of tools in Photoshop and then reprocessing with some of the Camera Raw tools produced some amazing results….  I was going for the high contrast, hyperreal look…   Hope you like ’em.