The landscape up here is so beautiful, and the light has been amazing. I’ve taken to experimenting with combining multiple exposures into HDR photos.
Here’s a view from atop Mt. Vision. This one needs a bit more adjusting – the fog clouds look pretty good, but the highlights of the sky & clouds in the upper left need to be processed a bit better. Still this was a beautiful, amazing scene. (This was done with the HDR functions of Adobe Photoshop CS3)
Next, here’s that same scene, as handled by Photomatix:
You can clearly see the difference – in the Photomatix version, the color in the foreground pops out, without sacrificing the contrast & color in the fog banks in the background. I’ll be posting a video of the fog drifting in through the trees later…