The family was at East Coast Park prawning. I am not a prawning person so I walked over to the beach to take some photos.
The following is a panorama done by taking 38 images hand held and then stitching it together in Autopano Giga. I must admit that Autopano Giga makes it so simple. The final image is about 90M pixel in size which is huge.
The following is a HDR done in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 which I like for its more realistic look.
On Sunday, I noticed that the clouds were very beautiful so I walked over to Chinese Garden to try my luck at a panorama. The result is shown below:
Not too bad for a panorama done hand held. Next I tried HDR and panorama, again hand held with 5 frames of 2EV spacing. The result is shown below:
Certainly, the dynamic range is wider here and the results are more spectacular. The HDRs were done in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 followed by stitching in Autopano Giga 3.
The following are a couple more HDRs.
Pauline and I were at Downtown East for her school cheerleading event. While she attended to her school kids, I took the opportunity to take a couple of photos with the intend of making a HDR panorama. The result is shown below:
The images were bracketed at 2 EV apart for 5 images and 7 different images taken with overlaps. The images were then loaded into Autopano Giga 3 for the stitching and HDR. Not a bad first attempt. There were some artefacts in the sky probably due to the differences in exposure. Autopano Giga 3 is dead easy to use.
The following is another HDR done in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2.
The HDR effect is a lot better here. Seems that a dedicated HDR software is still better.
The kids loved the beach especially Esther so off we went again.