Back to the macro… but I tried something interesting this time:

I took two shots (one at 1/3 second, the other at 1/13th, both ISO800 and f/11) and then tried to use the ‘Merge to HDR Pro” function in Photoshop. Alas, something shifted, and Ps was unable to align them properly.

So I opened them both, stacked them together, played with positioning and opacity until I was happy, and sent the resulting image back to Aperture, where I cropped off the parts that didn’t overlap, and did some fine-tuning.

I guess that would make this my first HDR-by-hand image.

Good times.

And if you have a good title for this, do let me know! I’m feeling a bit sleepy, or I’d have come up with one… Alas.

D7000. Nikkor 24mm f/2.8, reversed, and stacked on the Vivitar 70-210mm f/3.5 Series 1 (Kiron). ISO800, 1/3sec & 1/13th second, f/11 (on the 24mm; the Vivitar was wide open). HDR by hand in Photoshop, fine-tuning in Aperture.

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