© Billy Wilson 2010
The light late in the day looking through a window. The golden hour light filtering in through a window onto a bed. This is another HDR, where I try to capture the whole range of a high contrast scene without making the final image look unrealistic.
Check this video out, a guy shooting a Contax 645 + battery grip + a Phase One P65+ digital back: Contax 645
About the Photo
*Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS *Lens: EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS *Shutter Speed: N/A *Aperture Value: ƒ/11 *ISO: 100 *Focal Length: 18mm (28.8mm Equivalent in 35mm Film)
I shot this on a tripod using mirror lockup, a polarizing filter, and a 2Sec. selftimer. This image is composed of 14 exposures. 1 average exposure, 5 one stop overexposures, and 8 one stop underexposures. I opened the RAW files in ACR first and slightly sharpened them and reduced the chromatic aberrations. Then I loaded the RAW files in Photomatix Pro and tone mapped them to my liking. I then opened the 16 bit TIFF file in ACR and colour corrected the images white balance and used the adjustment brush to even out the colour temperature change between the inside and outside of the house. Then I used the adjustment brush to add more clarity and contrast to the blankets and pillows to give them a more detailed feel. I then opened the file in CS4 and cloned out some lens flare (3 of them in the shape of my aperture) and made the dresser to the right of the image more even toned because the lens flare had left parts of it brighter than other parts. I then used the burn tool to make the green leaves infront of the window darker since they were backlit and looking too unnatural, I also used the sponge tool to tone down the saturation of the leaves as well. Finally I saved a 16 bit TIFF file, then converted to sRGB colourspace and saved as a JPEG to upload to the internet.
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