Today I wanted to try something a tad different. While hiking in Cinque Terre, I saw a great opportunity to get a vertical panoramic of these spectacular rock formations off the coast of Riomaggiore. I wanted the whole shot, but couldn’t get the detail with a regular 3 shot HDR image. This is a 9 shot HDR composed vertical panoramic. A what!? Though it looks like just a single vertical shot, it is 3 horizontal sets of brackets batch processed in Photomatix, sticked together in Photoshop Elements, then finely tuned in Lightroom. Still a “newbie” in the Photog game, I got this idea from Justin Kern over at TheGoldenSieve.com. One of his recent posts displays the difference in the level of detail when shooting and processing panoramic HDR images vice single bracketed ones. Does that makes sense?? If you want detailed instructions on how YOU can do this, there is a great tutorial located here. Thanks for the tips Blake!
Please let me know what you guys think!!
When zoomed in on the left side, you can clearly see the people standing on the seaside path. With a normal bracketed HDR, this level of detail would not be possible.
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