I’ve been going through my photographs from Utah, and found a few images I intended to blend together to form high dynamic range photographs. The above is one such image, made on a tripod at 100 ISO and f/16, with my shutter speed going from 1/2 second in the first exposure to 1/4 second, and finally 1/8 second in the third and final image.
I blended them together in Photomatix last night, and then applied curves and selective color, as well as a healthy dose of “local contrast enhancement” (Unsharp Mask @ 15%, Radius 60).
Fittingly, it was made at a place along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway in Utah named “Christmas Meadows!”
Update: Here’s one more from the same evening and location. Oh, and I’ve got a panorama or two (finally) coming together to post here as well.