Cotswolds - JoeDanielPrice

Gate, Cotswold Field, Broadway, Worcestershire, England - I used an old Canon 5d mark 2, it's a great camera but lacks dynamic range compared to the newer models. I make up for this by bracketing my shots, shooting usually a -3 -1 and +1 exposure set and combine them in Lightroom (merge to HDR). I occasionally use Photomatix as I find it can produce interesting results, especially in the sky. The trick, I found with Photomatix HDR, is to use it very selectively, merging it in with the Lightroom creation using a soft brush at low opacity. The problem with using glass filters is that the tree here would be totally black, having no data to recover in post.

Gate, Cotswold Field, Broadway, Worcestershire, England - I used an old Canon 5d mark 2, it's a great camera but lacks dynamic range compared to the newer models. I make up for this by bracketing my shots, shooting usually a -3 -1 and +1 exposure set and combine them in Lightroom (merge to HDR). I occasionally use Photomatix as I find it can produce interesting results, especially in the sky. The trick, I found with Photomatix HDR, is to use it very selectively, merging it in with the Lightroom creation using a soft brush at low opacity. The problem with using glass filters is that the tree here would be totally black, having no data to recover in post.

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