Fall of the Sun|Dubai HDR Photographer

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)
  • Sharpening
  • Watermarking


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