Forest life, prelude
Lately I’ve been doing some HDR imaging. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, meaning we construct images that represent higher dynamic range than camera sensors normally can capture. Naturally our current computer displays or printing techniques cannot display such range, so number of postprocessing steps are needed to display the image. With proper filters the result can be closer to what a human eye sees than cameras normally can take or outright surrealistic.
Displayed here is the first image I managed to finish.
While it looks rather normal, it’s actually been construed of some 10 images and heavily post-processed. Daytime forest scenes have very high dynamic range, so they are almost impossible to recreate with traditional imaging techniques.
More, and more artistic, images and more explanation about tools and techniques used will follow later on.