Wow, has it been almost a week since I posted on my blog? Crazy! I’ve been fortunate enough to be work with an amazing Client named. My goal here was to render an HDR image as close to natural as possible and tone mapping in Nik HDR Efex 2 plugin helped me achieve this as a first step in the process. I’ve used different filters in Nik Color Efex Pro 2 to bring this picture as realistic as possible. This was a 9 exposure bracket sequence done a 1EV.
The difficult part in this shot was the reflection on the large part of the window. I wish there was a way to avoid it by using different POV but there was not other place where i could shoot from. I guess there are things that cannot be avoided. Let me know your comments on this.
How the picture was shot
- Nine exposures
- Camera: Nikon D800
- Lens: Nikon 14-24mm
How the HDR image was created and tonemapped
- Total Exposures merged and blended using Nik HDR Pro 2.
How the tonemapped image was post-processed
- Post-processing was done in Photoshop
- Removing distracting subjects.
- Final Touches using Nik Color Efex Pro 2
- Topaz Denoise