Feb 13, 2012

Before and After Monday

The After

The Before- These are the 3 photos I combined in Photomatix for the HDR:

After combining the 3 photos, I brought the image into Photoshop. There, I used a perspective crop to straighten the sides of the building. The image seemed a little boring to me so I brought in the original and applied a layer mask. I masked everything but the windows and some of the metal to give it a little pop. You can see how dramatic HDR can make clouds that were barely visible before. That's why I like shooting scenes like this on overcast days.

I actually had the originals on my computer for a long time, but didn't like them. I finally decided one day to convert them to HDR just to see what it would look like. It turned out better than I thought.

I don't know how well this Before and After is going to go over, but it's something that I've been wanting to try. Let me know what you think (good or bad). If people like it I'll keep doing it.  


  1. Love it! Looking forward to many more!

  2. The final result just seem that it came out of an horror movie. Great effect!

  3. Hmm... I need to learn some of this too. :-)Great results!

  4. Turns out Nice!
    it's easy cause the program does all :) You just need to find the view!
    check out Trey Ratcliff for hdr, he is amazing and one of the best in field!

  5. The finished product is awesome. One of these days I'm going to learn more about layers!

  6. Hmm, I really love the first photo (The after)!!