High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images

I have been inspired by Ben Willmore’s series of HDR images of Route 66 since I first saw them on his blog.

Ben calls himself a “travelling Photoshop hack”. He travels the country in a converted Prevost bus giving Photoshop seminars and enlightening thousands of students about the complexities of Photoshop. Ben is a wonderful teacher and is able to explain the intricacies of Photoshop in simple-to-follow steps. For Christmas, I received Ben’s HDR tutorial and Photomatix Pro software (thanks, Jim!) and tried processing some photos using Photoshop and Photomatix.

Here are my first HDR attempts to achieve an illustrative look for my photographs:

Fallen
Page, Arizona

Rock Tower
Page, Arizona

Weathered
Tucson, Arizona

Old and New
Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore

Dragons in the Sky
Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore

Watchman
Zion National Park, Utah

I still have a long way to go to refine the images and will need to spend more time working on the details and enhancements. Nevertheless, this is fun!

Note: If you are interested in Ben’s HDR techniques, you can get his DVD tutorial here.

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