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Memphis Skyline HDR [Reinhard]

Memphis skyline in the late afternoon sun viewed from across the Mississippi River.


Does anyone else find it ridiculous that it took around 5 or 6 hours to process these photos? I don't mean the software rendering time was that long, I mean that it took me 5 or 6 hours to play with settings in my software until I got a result I liked.


I uploaded 3 tonemapped versions of this HDR shot. This one very realistic, but lacking in definition, the other two look progressively less realistic but with more definition and contrast. I could not decide which one I liked, please view all three and let me know which one you like the most.


This image is created from 13 exposures and is tonemapped using Dynamic Range Reduction Inspired by Photoreceptor Physiology ('05 E. Reinhard and K. Devlin)




Chromatic adaptation=1.1

Light adaptation=0


See a map depicting how I got to the location where I took this photo.


Some of the tall buildings that can be seen in the skyline.


100 North Main (tallest building in Memphis at 131m (430 ft) & 37 floors)

Morgan Keegan Tower

One Commerce Square (Sun Trust building)

1st Tennessee Bank Building

Sterick Building

99 Tower Place

88 Union Center (Memphis Business Journal Building)

AutoZone Corporate Headquarters


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Taken on October 5, 2007