The photograph above was taken near McLean, TX.
Processing Notes: I processed a three-shot HDR file twice and then applied both the antique color and soft contrast actions to the image and painted on masked to limit where they could affect the image. I also lowered the saturation of some elements, while making the red pole more colorful (I wanted something that would draw you eye to the pole/chair area). I also applied the vignetting action and then manually painted with black around some of the edge areas. All these ideas are covered in my new on-line HDR class.
Here’s what a single shot looks like using the default settings in Camera Raw:
Having successfully produced a video course, Ben, is there the likelihood of a book on HDR, say in the next 12 months?
I don’t have any plans on a book specifically about HDR, but I have been contemplating a book that talks about how to change the way you shoot so you can do unique things in Photoshop and that would include HDR. The working title is “Shooting for Photoshop”. I haven’t started writing it or anything… I’ve just been thinking about it.