Daily Archives: April 2, 2011
It has been a while since I did a before/after of one of my pictures so I though I’d throw one up that I was working on last night. The image was taken last June but I stumbled across it this week when I was looking for some images to enter into a photo contest that had the theme “horses”. During a visit to Utah last summer we stayed in Park City. I woke up early one morning to get some sunrise pictures of Deer Creek Reservoir with Mount Timpanogos in the background. On the way back to Park City I drove though some of the farm lands of Heber Valley. I pulled off the side of the road as I saw these horses grazing in a field as the sun first was breaking though the clouds. The mist/fog was still pretty heavy as it was a cooler morning and had even been raining the night before. It looked so peaceful so I took the shot.
So here it is. A before/after of the morning grazing.
Here is just the final image
This shot is a HDR image which is comprised of 3 different shots that are then overlayed on each other to bring the exposures of each different image into a single shot. This more accurately displays the range of light in a scene then the camera is able to do on it’s own. The before picture is the image exposed to the setting the camera said would be the correct exposure. I then took two more pictures with exposures too bright and too dark to capture the full range of light. Below are the underexposed and over exposed images I took along with the correctly exposed shot.
After combining the images using a program called Photomatix I did further retouching work in Photoshop CS5.