This post was supposed to be all about how I am finally getting into making HDR (High Dynamic Range) images and how easy it is to do with Lightroom. Well I have plenty of RAW image files and I downloaded all the presets from Richard Earney’s Inside Lightroom website - http://inside-lightroom.co.uk/hdr.html - but then the rain and lightning storms blew into town.
For the last 48 hours or so I have had lightning and thunder all around me, water leaking through the roof in every room and to top it all off, no electricity and of course no internet.
The HDR-7 file in the Lightroom Develop module (this is not the HDR end result, just one of the exposure settings, this one is created by the HDR-7 preset in Lightroom)
I did manage to make a set of 7 images and struggled through the blending process in Photoshop CS3 on my portable, but I have to admit that I ran into some problems and although I did get an HDR image out of the process, I am not too happy with it yet (the dynamic range is there but the colors are not very good).
As soon as I get some results I can be proud of (hopefully some time tomorrow) I will make another post and show you what I have learned about the not so easy process of making HDR images with Lightroom.
April 30 - I am continuing my HDR experiments at my own website - http://dpmac.com - because you can not really see the effect unless you show images at a larger size than possible here. The first in a series of articles on HDR can be found at - http://dpmac.com/adobe/01-hdr-v1.html.