Digital Imaging Examples:
Turn Off The Subtle Switch
Behold, surreal digital imaging examples using one of the best photo editing software for HDR - Photomatix Pro.
Think of turning the volume to 11, like Spinal Tap did. And like the Tap, you're also going over the top...as in creating a parody of the original.
Think: Moody...high saturations...dramatic...halos...high sharpness...grungy...unwordly...fantasy.
Once you get the idea, Photomatix becomes easy photo editing software for high dynamic images.
Here are some shots from the Sussex-to-Saint John area.
After an ice storm
Here are the Photomatix settings which I used for most of these images. Note the Light Smoothing is set at Very Low.
Light Smoothing: Very Low
White Point: 1.039%
Black Point: 0%
Saturation Highlights: 4
Saturation Shadows: 4
Highlights Smoothing: 32
Shadows Smoothing: 88
Shadows Clipping: 82
Somewhere in the city centre, Saint John, N.B., Canada.
Here are two examples of high saturation from autumn's palette.
Parlee Brook, near Waterford, N.B.
Along the Kennebecasis River, near Gondola Point
On Route 1 between Sussex and Norton are rock faces bordering both sides of the highway. Recently, it was discovered these visible cuts were also a 350 million-year-old fossil forest, maybe the world's oldest forest.
And speaking of forest, check out what the halo setting does to these furry branches...
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