Friday, January 16, 2009

Skywatch Friday - HDR of Tanah Lot in Bali

Happy Friday!!

On Wednesday, I posted and talked a little about HDR photography. This is another HDR photo, but it is processed a bit differently than the photo I posted on Wednesday. This version is more "illustrative" looking. Many people don't like this kind of look, but I really like it....and when you come down to it, we as photographers have to like our own stuff before we share it with others....right??

One of my favorite HDR photographers, and in my opinion, the king of HDR, is Trey Ratcliff. Check out his work here (or click on his name) if you want to see some good HDR photography...He also has an excellent tutorial on how to post-process HDR photos...

In the meantime, check out all the other bloggers participating in Skywatch Friday, and see their skies from their part of the world...

21 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Halleluja. Now we are talking about HDR and Photoshop. Great art Scotty. Like the way you treat and experiment with your shots.
I wish you and your family a wonderful weekend.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Almost as if the Flying Dutchman was passing by!

Evita said...

Wow Scotty, so this is your own photo? It is AMAZING! I just love this look as it is so magical and out of this world and yet nature as we know it.

I do not know much about HDR photography, but seeing this photo, definitely want to learn more. Thanks :)

Photo Cache said...

I am with you on this one, I like this type. My husband doesn't :(

Darla said...

I think this photo is very extreme in it's creative qualities....very nice.

the7msn said...

I've never heard of HDR before, but I like it. I'll be looking forward to that tutorial you mentioned below. Thanks!

Bradley Myers said...

I have never done HDR, but I would like to learn. I like the look, and you are right you have to like your own work.

Jack and Joann said...

HDR photo. Grandma Joann needs some tutoring big time!

Guy D said...

FANTASTIC shot!!!! breathtaking.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Louise said...

I love it. Your photos look larger than life always.

Stacey Huston said...

In the words of a great photographer I know ..
WOW Wow wow...!

chrome3d said...

It does bring out the shapes of the clouds out really nicely. I have a feeling that I don´t want to see this kind of photos all the time...but I´m definitely trying it out some day!

Mar-Bear said...

Amazing, very nice pic!

vincibene said...

I like this look! Fantastic magical picture!
Anytime I want to learn HDR.

Ida said...

Love it!
WONDEFUL!
You are a true master!
An artist.
I'm amazed.

kRiZ cPEc said...

pop by to write: amazing!

pts said...

hdr is great idea!

imac said...

Nice work here, looks great.

bowledover said...

Hi Scotty, this is both dramatic and wonderful at the same time.
More HDR pictures will be received on SWF with pleasure.
Thank you for sharing.

Arija said...

Like a great illustration of book cover. Startlingly beautiful. Interesting technique.

T and S said...

WOW...Scotty, you are switching to HDR. That's a awesome start to HDR processing. Congrats...Thomas