Thursday, February 19, 2009

Winter Sunrise, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2006

Winter Sunrise, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2006

1/25, 1/13, 1/6, 0.3, 0.6, & 1.3 sec at f/22, focal length: 18mm, ISO 100 - December 4, 2006 at 9:14am PST
Photographed with Canon EOS 20D, Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II, tripod mounted


While browsing my files last night, I came across these images that I had made, intending to process into an HDR, 2 years ago. But I didn't have Photomatix and I wasn't pleased with the results of using Photoshop's "Merge to HDR". So I finally processed the image last night using Photomatix's latest sofware and I am very pleased with the results. What do you think? Comments welcome below.

Click thru to see the image as it looks fresh out of Photomatix prior to any processing in Photoshop.



  1. Very nice HDR. It's amazing to me how much difference there is between Photomatix output and the final image. Can you describe the steps you took?
    Amazing images in the last posts.

  2. Thanks Bartek. I process the images pretty flat in Photomatix so that I have lots of information to work with in Photoshop. I'm actually planning a post going through, step by step, what I did in Photoshop and why. So hopefully I'll be able to get to that sooner than later.

  3. I like! I have been experimenting with Photomatrix also. Sometimes there can be quite a difference in the look of the final image and what Photomatrix shows. It would be nice to see your step-by-step post.

  4. yosemite national park
    has given me and my family some wonderful memories..! The trees, waterfalls,lakes,mountains..It's the perfect place for hiking or moving around the trail...We saw bears in the wild..It was the most exciting thing ever!