A Walk in the Park

Whatcom Falls Park

I had to deviate from my Ireland posts to show everyone what a beautiful fall day it is in Bellingham, Washington…and also ask a question about HDR photography. Recently, I found the HDR Toning option in PhotoShop. I’ve used it on a few of my photos, with some manual fine-tuning. I’m not sure if I like the results yet or not. I haven’t yet tried the traditional method of taking several photos and using software to combine the images into an HDR image. Any thoughts on methods that work well or produce a good result?



11 comments on “A Walk in the Park”
  1. jadelyoness says:

    Check out this blog. I was catching up on some blogs and had read yours… and then read this one. Nice timing. http://leannecolephotography.com/2012/11/07/high-dynamic-range-in-software/

  2. lenscreations@wordpress.com says:

    I grew up in Washington and this really reminds me of home! I love it!

    1. Washington is beautiful, isn’t it? Thank you for visiting and for your nice comment! πŸ™‚

  3. This is gorgeous! I want to go get lost in this magical forest! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment!

  4. elmediat says:

    Well done composition. I have not experimented with HDR. I find that some use it to such an extreme that it takes on a surreal/ unreal quality that they had not intended on producing; less is more. This composition is very effective. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! Yes – I agree about that surreal/ unreal quality, and that is what I want to avoid. Sometimes, HDR can be a little too overly saturated for me as well. I think has to be done with a light hand.

  5. Jeanette says:

    I don’t know a thing about HDR; but, this image is stunning. It literally jumps off the screen. Lovely:)

  6. The colorful leaves along the path are very nice to follow with the eyes. I kinda like it. I’ve been meaning to do HDR myself. Not much interesting landscapes where I live.

    1. Are you in a farming community, Martina? Sometimes, those nice rolling farmlands make for some interesting shots.

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