Sample HDR photos: Bamboo Forest

Sample HDR photos: Bamboo Forest 2017-01-17T20:46:52+00:00

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Basic info

This photo was taken early in the morning in Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan. Dynamic range was pretty big as whole place was quite dark apart from a few extremely bright light patches here and there.

  • Story behind the shot:
  • Number of exposures: 7
  • EV spacing: 1.0 EV
  • Tripod used: YES
  • Camera: Canon 5D MK III
  • Lens: Canon 16-35 f/4 L IS USM
  • Focal length: 35 mm
  • Exposure for median photo: 1/3 s
  • Aperture: f/8
  • ISO: 100

Post-processing tips

  • There are some ghosts in the upper part of the image as there was soft wind. In Photomatix you can try using Automatic Deghosting to get rid of this problem. I suggest using rather small values (like 20 – 30).
  • If you find color balance to be too warm, try playing with Color Temperature slider in Photomatix to make it bluer