...aaah there he is!

Posted by
Albert (Sweden, living in Mechelen, Belgium) on 3 September 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Here I made a layer mask with the multiple photo HDR on top of a tone mapped RAW in order to get Viggo the dog sharp. He was changing position slightly between the exposures. (To be honest I'm, after several attempts, still not happy with the overall HDR processing result... What do you think? Honest comments are much welcome as usual!)

Canon EOS 40D 2 seconds F/14.1 ISO 400 10 mm

mamman from Sweden


3 Sep 2009 7:52am

@mamman: Oj vad?

AK from Sweden

Där är en bild på mig!

3 Sep 2009 7:52am

@AK: Yes brother, it is you in the background.

LCImagery from Oregon, United States

I really like the soft colors, it's a wonderful Image

3 Sep 2009 12:58pm

@LCImagery: Thanks! I'm glad you like it!

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Wow!!! Unrealistic but attractive picture... great job...

3 Sep 2009 3:50pm

@Celeb: Thanks Celeb! I take "unrealistic" as a compliment :)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

What a cool place; what a brilliant processing Albert !!

3 Sep 2009 4:30pm

@MARIANA: Thanks Mariana!!!

Cat from PARIS, France

Strange feeling of 3D. I love the green monster in the back !!

3 Sep 2009 4:37pm

@Cat: Thanks for the comment! Hehe, you mean the backpack maybe :)

Food from Las Cruces, NM, United States

I like how the dog is hidden in the image. This is similar to those online games, where you have to find a spceific object in the picture. I like how certain objects are bright yellow, like the bike, but others are more muted and grey. How did you do the layer mask? The saw and wood in the lower right side of the frame is particularly cool.

3 Sep 2009 5:17pm

@Food: Thanks a lot Food! I draged the HDR image to the image which was tone mapped from one file, then selected the HDR layer and clicked the "add layer mask"-icon below the layers. After that I painted the layer mask in black where the dog was sitting. Painting a bit too much around the dog was no problem since the dog image was a part of the HDR creation, and tone mapped with the same setting as the HDR image. (For layer knowledge I recommend Kloskowki's book "Layers".)

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

i like this shot also and the HDR processing in so cool

3 Sep 2009 7:24pm

vahid from tehran, Iran

nice shot-I like your style.

3 Sep 2009 8:47pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Albert it's a great HDR. there's a lot going on and it was hard to see the dog at first, but the fact that there is so much going on is what makes it great.

3 Sep 2009 10:01pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful post processing

4 Sep 2009 4:58am

A2 from Sweden

Använder denna som skrivbordsbild i datorn! Super! =)

20 Sep 2009 9:52am

@A2: Tack syrran! Skrivbordsbild ar ett bra betyg :)

Canon EOS 40D
2 seconds
ISO 400
10 mm