Cambridge in HDR – Evening on the Cam

This is a HDR representation of early evening on the River Cam near Jesus Green, Cambridge. This view shows direction of flow of the river which ultimately joins up with the Great Ouse near Ely. This section of the Cam is wide enough for boats to navigate (a few can be seen in this photograph).

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The Cam near Jesus Green, Cambridge

This photograph is a HDR of 3 bracketed shots at -2, 0 and 2 ev post-processed in Photomatix Pro.

 

Lights and Shadows

My experimentation with HDR photography continues. Over the lovely weekend we had here in Cambridge I visited Anglesey Abbey and Lode Mill in Cambridgeshire. This picture is a composite of 3 photographs at -2, 0 and 2ev of a backlit tree. The images were processed in PhotoMatix Pro using the Painterly 2 filter with further adjustments.

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Shadows and Light

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Cambridge in HDR: River Cam

The Cam river is at its widest near the Jesus lock on the navigable part of the river. This HDR picture was taken from the Jesus Lock footbridge that connects Chesterton Road and Jesus Green.

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Boats along the Cam. Click on image to see full size version

Cambridge in HDR – Punting 2

I don’t intend to flood my blog and bore you with HDRs of punting pictures from Cambridge, but I had to share this with you. The following two pictures were taken immediately after my last post and so they are slightly different in composition. However, they’ve been processed using two different software (NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 and Photomatix).

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HDR Processed using NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 (Deep 1)
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HDR processed with Photomatix (Evaluation License)

I liked the output from Photomatix as it was more intuitive to use and seem to allow a greater range of adjustments without making the images look grungy.

The three original images that went into making these HDRs are below (bracketed at -1, 0 and +1), and merged in either HDR Efex Pro or Photomatix.

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Image 1 of 3 – At normal exposure
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Image 2 of 3 – At -1 eV
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Image 3 of 3 – At +1 eV

All images taken in Nikon RAW mode – Nikon D7000, Tamron 18-250mm Lens at 23mm f/4.0 1/640, 1/1250, 1/320 exposures.