Replicating a Real HDR using Pseudo HDR technique
Alejandro Iborra shared a wonderful still HDR image from a timelpase he created. I asked if I could play with the RAW files for the image to see if I could make a pseudo HDR image out of one of them. He generously shared his stills. So…. My goal was to come as close as I could to matching his real HDR. Here are Alejandro’s original HDR, my pseudo HDR using Photomatix, and another pseudo HDR using SNS-HDR done by Daniel Santos:
As you can see, there’s a bit more detail in the clouds that I couldn’t just capture with a single RAW file. Had I chosen the EV- RAW, I would have grabbed this detail but lost some shadow detail. But it still is pretty amazing what can be achieved with just one RAW image!