Friday, July 08, 2011

Serenity

Serenity

This image was captured as a set of three photos and merged into HDR (high dynamic range) using Photoshop's HDR Pro.  Still new to HDR, I am trying to find scenes where I can use it to capture photorealistic images.

Visiting Cowans Gap State Park I was captivated by this simple scene of a grandfather sharing an evening on the lake with his grandson.  The bright red canoe, the placid water, the brightly lit trees framing the scene, and the shadowed background contained to much contrast capture well with a single exposure.  Shooting a 2.5 stop series captured detail in both the highlights and shadows as well as in the mid-tones.

7 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. Beautiful scene.

My Honey also shoots a lot of HDR.

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful range of colors and lighting. Love the bright green trees in the foreground - they contrast nicely with the muted colors in the background.

Joop Zand said...

A wonderful place and a great picture....the light is really amazing.

Greetings, Joop

Meggie said...

The photo truly captures the feeling of the post's title. Serenity, indeed!

JimB said...

very peaceful. Nice capture. Want to be there today!
Jim

Gretchen said...

Very beautiful and serene. Nice capture!

SarahZ said...

lovely.