When wanting to combine two or more photographs for a higher dynamic range (HDR) or correcting an overexposed photograph, I mostly use programs like Photomatix, however it is sometimes too difficult or frustrating fiddling with the settings for minutes getting nowhere. So, there is an easier way and in certain cases much better than an HDR especially if you want to avoid those really surreal photographs – Digital Blending is the way to go, you can be much more selective with your increases/decreases in dynamic range and get more realistic results.
Digital Blending - Petronas Towers, Malaysia
I was in Kuala Lumpur in January this year for a short time, less than a week, but I was lucky enough to stay in the KLCC and able to admire the tallest twin towers in the world.
The Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Berkembar Petronas) (also known as the Petronas Towers or just Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are twin towers and were the world’s tallest buildings before being surpassed by Taipei 101. However, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. They were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top, the original height reference used by the international organization Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat from 1969 (three additional height categories were introduced as the tower neared completion in 1996). [continue reading on Wikipedia]
Looking up at the Petronas Towers (HDR-Tonemapped)
Here is a set of my favourite shots that I captured while travelling around the French Countryside. There are so many medieval castles and towns dotted around the place, and each little town is unique in some way, with beautiful streams passing through them or thriving markets with bazaar items being sold.
This is actually two photographs stitched together in PTgui (perfect stitch as always :P), Just a little town in the beautiful Southern French Countryside.
A quiet stream running through any equally quiet Town (Click image to view smaller)
I’ve selected some of the better shots that I took in Paris. I’ve done a lot of HDR on this set :)
I adjusted the levels a little to boost the colours and detail in the structure.
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France