I am testing how to make “High Density Range” images using PhotoShop. In this test photo of the view from Moun-Ju-Kour-Resort in Wiang Haeng. I posted other shots from the restrauant deck where we had breakfast — It is almost the same shot as “Return to Kuang Jaw Shan ……” post, but check out the differences.
This is a combination range using 3 different exposures created from a single camera RAW shot by Adobe LightRoom. The 3 images and ranges were processed through Photomatix Pro and then further tweaked in PhotoShop CS3 – Notice the great range especially in the detail in the sky and the shadows in the rice field – remarkable – what a range of exposure. I also saved this image at 72 dpi and optimized for the web.
This shot would have been much more impressive if I had made 3 separate camera RAW images covering a wider exposure range than this version using a single RAW image and adjusting it’s exposure.
I am really impressed and now will try to go back and re-process some of my older shots that I have the camera RAW file to work with. The more I get into this the better I like it – must be because I am finally starting to know how to work the program – not the program working me. Anyway this is just a test.