Tag Archives: HDR

East coast park

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.

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The following is a HDR done in Nik HDR Efex Pro 2 which I like for its more realistic look.

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Chinese Garden

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:

P4060163-panorama-EditNot 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:

P4060172_HDR-panorama-EditCertainly, 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.

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HDR panorama

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:

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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.

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The HDR effect is a lot better here. Seems that a dedicated HDR software is still better.