Today’s image is from the RAK beach. The image was converted to monochrome using Photoshop black and white layer. I decided on a B&W conversion for this HDR image because of the color tones that existed both in the rocks and the sky.I exposed 7 brackets at 1EV steps using the built in functions in D800 and merged them as a 32 bit tiff file using Photomatix Pro 4!. Tone-mapping was achieved using HDR Efex Pro 2 and additional adjustments were made in Photoshop CS6! .If you haven’t given these products a try, I highly recommend them! Happy Diwali to all the Indians reading this blog.
How the photos were shot
- Taken with Tripod
- Seven exposures
- Camera: Nikon D800
- Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
How the HDR image was tonemapped
- Merged the images as Raw File in HDR Efex pro 2
- Manual Adjustments in HDR Efex Pro 2 Sliders and saved the resulting image as Tiff Image.
How the tonemapped image was post-processed
- The Resulting tone-mapped Tiff Image was then opened in Camera Raw
- Changed the following settings-Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Blacks, Whites
- Resulting File then opened in Photoshop
- Converted to BW using Photoshop. One exposure fr
- Applied noise reduction (Topaz Denoise)