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Take Me Home Country Road

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 18 June 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

Smoke from a nearby wildfire burning in Santa Cruz County allowed for a colorful sky at sunset near where I live in San Benito County, California. This image is an HDR with five 1-stop bracketed frames processed with Photomatix Pro software. I reopened the saved 16-bit TIFF in Adobe Camera Raw and put the finishing touches on it. If you haven't experimented with HDR, you have some options. I have found Photoshop's CS3's HDR too hit-and-miss for my taste. Photomatix Pro is a stand-alone software developed by a French company (HDRSoft). Please click here to visit their site: Photomatix Pro. It yields much better and consistent results. Please use my code at checkout donsmithphotography to receive a 15% discount. My goal with HDR is to not make it appear as an HDR image. Hopefully I have succeeded with this image. To see more of my images, please visit my website at Don Smith Photography

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 3/2 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 30 mm

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