“Die Hard” HDR’s possible with Open Source Software ?

See also @ Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxianbelgium/16878789781/

Yard Cranes - HDR

Yard cranes.
Yet another “die hard” HDR.
Partly developed with RawTherapee 4.2.73 HC ( Hald CLUT – http://www.digicrea.be/downloads/my-downloads/ ) to TIFF – only exposure and auto levels.
Sometimes i use the graduated filter to make the sky more dramatic, and start tone mapping before sending the picture from R.T. to Luminance HDR, but not in this case.
Then to HDR with Luminance HDR http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/ – settings : mantiuk06, pregamma 0.75, contrast mapping 0.90, saturation factor 1.75 and detail factor 45 !
Afterwards “Gimped” – advanced tone mapping and vivid saturation,
and stamped with my Photographers logo ( digicrea script compilation for Gimp 2.0 – http://www.digicrea.be/downloads/my-downloads/ )
Done.

Try for yourself, experiment with one operator and play with the settings.
You will be amazed !

Original :

Yard Cranes - Original

One Comment

  1. Helpful article. Thank you very much.

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