HDR Photo of an Old Abandoned House

Old Abandoned House
Taken with a Canon Rebel XS and a Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 VC Lens @ 29mm

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I found this photo while I was browsing through my lightroom catalog. This photo was taken somewhere in the small town of Fredericksburg, VA last January 30, while I accompany a friend. I ask him to just drop me off somewhere so I can walk around and maybe take some photos if I get lucky.

When I saw the old house, I knew it would look great on HDR, problem is I don’t have a tripod with me. I didn’t have any choice but to create this using the Rebel’s auto bracketing feature and at 3fps, I really needed to hold it steady. I took 2 sets of auto bracketed photos, luckily 1 of the 2 sets came out ok and I was able to create this hdr photo of the old abandoned house.

Software I use to create and process this photograph:

  • Photomatix Pro – I used this in creating this High Dynamic Range Photograph by merging the three exposures I shot.
  • Nik Dfine 2.0 – This is a photoshop plugin from Nik Software. I used this to remove noise from my photos.
  • Topaz Adjust – This from Topaz Labs. I used this to enhanced the details on my photographs.
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 – I used Lightroom to manage and organized my photographs.


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