A few months ago I was on a family vacation to our favorite beach, and the surrounding area has some beautiful marshland. I had some time one evening to get out and catch the sun as it set. As I was shooting I had my camera set to fire off 5-shot brackets, giving me flexibility to do HDR in post if desired.
I have attached the middle exposure from a 5 exposure bracket sequence, as well as a .dng created from the full 5 exposure sequence via HDRMerge. I did my edits on this HDRMerge file and came up with the attached jpeg (I may go back and add an exposure layer to brighten the foreground a bit, but I’m mostly happy with the results as attached).
I always struggle with extremely wide dynamic range scenes like this, and would love to see what other people come up with, but more importantly, HOW they come up with it. For a long time enfuse has been my go-to for handling situations like this, but I found the results a bit to unnatural in this scene for my liking.
I look forward to seeing what you all can do with this.
_MG_4354.CR2 (24.7 MB)
PS I would be happy to upload the additional 4 .CR2 files from the 5 shot sequence, but didn’t want to overload PIXLS.US with excessive data. Not sure what the best practice is for that?
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