It's Phun Phriday! kids, and today I'm going to tell you how I had Phun with this photo. Read the words in red above to see how to view the before version too.
I was messing around with this photo in Photoshop to post it yesterday and I wasn't getting the results I wanted. I had seen an image that my photo buddy Chad had done from this same area that I wanted to try for similar results. The problem was that Chad's was an HDR and I only had one original of this image . . . How can you make an HDR from only one image? Since I knew that the secret to HDR is to have at least three images with exposures at least two f stops apart, using Photoshop Bridge I simply saved two additional copies of this image, one adjusted up two stops and one adjusted down two stops . I took all three to my HDR program (Photomatix) and voila. What a surprise. I was just amazed and I had a lot of Phun doing it.
Of course you can see that I also cropped it some to get better composition and added my watermark copyright and a small frame.
What do you think?
As you know by now photography should be Phun and that's why I have my Phun Phriday! posts. Have you done something Phun, weird and/or creative lately? If so, leave a link to it in your comment or just tell us it's there so we can go find it. If not, I'd really love to hear from you anyway.
OBTW, if you do post something for Phun Phriday! it would put a big smile on my face if you added a link to my blog. Thanks!