As previously mentioned in an earlier post, I was a beta tester for Photoshop CS5. It is an incredible software package for photo editing and I have been putting it though some tests to see what it can do. The last CS5 post of mine was of the brilliant Content Aware Fill feature. Today I will show you what the HDR Pro feature does for High Dynamic Range pictures.
I have been trying to take multiple bracketed multiple exposures (-2EV,0EV,+2EV) when I see there is too much contrast with the highlights and shadows in a scene. Before CS5 I used Photomatix for my HDR shots and found it pretty good and making some great pictures. Now Adobe has greatly improved it's HDR processing in CS5.
After tweaking with the settings that HDR Pro has, sharpening the image and adding some pop to the image, here is "Railroad along the Bow". This was taken outside the Banff Townsite down the banks of the Bow River on Highway 1A. I wanted to see if there were any animals lurking, as the railroads typically drop grain along the railway. The clouds were really interesting, banding in ripples from the mountain range and to the east towards Canmore.