There’s a difference in the two shots that make up today’s image. One is right out of the camera and the other is a five shot HDR image. The one out of the camera is a RAW image with nothing (nothing) done to it. The other, like I said, is a fully developed HDR image. Can you see the difference? Sure. With a little work, can I make the OOC (out of Camera) shot look just like the HDR image? Yep! A couple of slider moves in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Beta (or LR 4 or LR3) and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the two. Does the OOC RAW image have some special lighting applied that the HDR image doesn’t have? Nope. The RAW shot is one of the brackets used to make the HDR image, so the lighting is exactly the same. The images are of a steam locomotive at Steamtown in Scranton Pennsylvania. It’s on the shadow side, on a bright sunny afternoon. So where’d the light come from? To find out, hit the “Read More”.
Small Flash, Big Flash
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