I went to take some photos. Jen and I went to a new park today Oaks Bottom Wildlife refuge.
This take a lot of effort in post processing. If you do it like Jacob Shultz does or this great video by Overnight Photographer showed me.
I also downloaded the trial version of Photomatrix Pro to see what it was all about too. It was recommended by the Wojciech Toman (the author of the first blog post I mentioned.) Since the software is a trial version the watermark from Photomatrix appears on the images I made with it.
Here are the results of my experiment:
(I would like to say that, maybe I didn't pick the best images to try this with...)
First my image from Lightroom:
|The shadows have been lighted and the leaf brightened.|
I can see the usefulness if this technique, It isn't for me though. There is far to much work at home in front of the computer. If I were to need to do this I would pony up the $99 for the software and be done.
Here are some other examples I made, not using Photoshop, just Lightroom and the Photomatrix Pro software.
I also took these today:
Just a tiny bit of tweaking in Lightroom, just the way I like it!
Hope you had a great day!!