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My first HDR photograph

2008-08-05 02:45:43.680809+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

And my first HDR image, alignment done with Hugin from 4 initial images taken with a Canon PowerShot G9 on a dinky little wannabe tripod (whence some of my earlier rotation problems), tone mapping done with qtpfsgui, the Reinhard05 algorithm. Obviously there's a lot more tweaking that could be done, but this looks pretty real, and I think captures detail all the way through the dynamic range (modulo your monitor's gamma).

Poison oak in a larger tree, in Annadel State Park.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-05 04:52:26.162615+00 by: ebradway

You should drop Scott Haefner a line. He's been playing with panos for several years. He's MacPerson, so his choice of tools is a little focused in that direction.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-05 13:38:27.417388+00 by: m

Neat! The full jpeg doesn't show any movement. The tripod seems to be more than adequate to the job, and even the wind must have been still. I gotta try this.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-05 15:45:35.920339+00 by: Dan Lyke

I used Hugin to do alignment between the images, because there was some camera movement (that rotation of "4 pixels over 4k pixels" comment), and I believe I lost some dynamic range in there, so I still need to dig for a better solution. Or use a bigger tripod. But, yeah, "no wind" is pretty critical.

I was going to try to get downtown last night around twilight, but I was playing with other things. I think there'll be more of this...