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Exactly one month after releasing it to the public (really I shared it on 30th November!) my free HDR tutorial eBook was downloaded 1000 times. Yes – 1 thousand! After uploading it I got a lot of positive comments, some of you mentioning that it’s one of the best HDR tutorials over the internet. It all makes me very happy because it means that a lot of you find it useful and helpful. And if you haven’t read it yet, make sure to click on this link. BTW I would really appreciate your help in spreading the word about it – if you can, please share the link to this tutorial.
Now, it’s time for some details about the photo from this post. I took it during one of many sunsets in Greece. Warm light looked really beautiful on the yellow grass – I especially like bottom left corner and part at the bottom of the right-most tree. Golden hour – yeah, it truly was one. As you can see I decided to use neutral density filter what resulted in quite long exposures, with middle exposure (0 EV) lasting 5 seconds. I did it on purpose to add some movement (in the leaves) to this otherwise static scene.
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review here)
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 24 mm
Exposure time: 5 s (“middle” exposure)
Number of exposures: 7
E.V. Step: 1.0
Flash used: no
Filters: ND400 neutral density filter
Technique: HDR, tone-mapping, luminosity masks
Software: Magic Lantern 2.3, Photomatix Pro 5 (Contrast Optimizer), Lightroom 5.0, Photoshop CC, Topaz Clarity