One more in the Corsica serie.
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Done by tone mapping with Photomatix,an HDR image produced from 3 exposures.
This kind of photo can of course be done without any HDR process but i love the tone mapping effect with this kind of mood. And applying tone mapping to a real HDR image gives a better file quality than on a single exposure. So ...
Monday, 19 April 2010
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
We are now back in Provence for about one week. I've started to setup a new galery on my french website with some images from Corsica. You can have a look here.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Some words about the making of :
This is an HDR panorama made from 6 frames with three exposures for each frames so 18 images done with a long lens where used to produce this one. The result is an about 24 megapixels file.
As most often when shooting for HDR with a long lens i used a remotre controler plus mirror lockup instead of the intervalometer function of my camera, it avoids vibrations.
The nef files where first converted to 48 bits tif files with Silkypix. The only adjustments done here where just white balance and sharpening. For color and tones i prefer to work on the entire image.
The tif files where then stitched into a real HDR file with PTGui pro.
The HDR file was tonemapped in Photomatix, i find it easier than tonemapping in PTGui.
The tonemapped resulting tif file was lastely processed with SilkyPix for tones and colors adjustments.
Note : my general tips for HDR landscapes are here.
Sunday, 21 March 2010
On wednesday, i drove before dawn to Corte expecting a good weather but the first morning hours were very cloudy with a few drops of rain.
I ran around the city with my van, searching for nice point of views, caught some images in the overcast mood and some hours later when i was about to come back, the sun suddenly came and let me make some other images in a more clear atmosphere.
Friday, 12 March 2010
Corte is the main city in the mountains of Corsica.
We spent an afternoon there last week to visit the Museum of Corsica.
The image was done from the citadel which is the highest point of the city.