© 2010 RZS

Thomas

This shot was taken on Caine Road, Hong Kong. The day was very bright so I’ve tried using some of the parts from an under and over-exposed RAW, combined with the HDR from Photomatix as per Trey’s tutorial. ┬áThe photo below is the original, correctly exposed, with some small auto-camera adjustments.

After loading the shot above (but untreated) in addition to a RAW+2.0 and a RAW-2.0 exposure, Photomatix came up with this:

These were the files I loaded (under, spot, over), with the final result shown for quick comparsion:

Obviously the Photomatix result is too saturated in places, with loads of grainy noise in parts, and full of halos… so I did some masking on it using those three input photos again to come up with this:

The results are good – maybe I would tone down the red, but all up I think it worked well.