A Galloway Landscape
The second image to be shown here using multiple exposures and an HDR merge using Photomatix. I have always baulked at HDR because of the false image quality, though it does seem to suit some subject matter better than others. I have only started using this software over the past three days and as usual, it takes a while to find out what it can do. There are always issues to deal with. I don’t like to have halos around objects and this can happen when something moves while you are taking the separate exposures or around the edge of dark/light contrasts as with the trees on the right. I do like the strong graphic quality in this picture and it also has quite a strong 3D projection of the branches against that tortured looking sky. The software allows many different interpretations, and I have done some more natural images which I may post later.
This photo was taken two days ago in the hills north west of Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. It was a beautiful summer’s day on Wednesday, unlike yesterday and today when the rain has been bucketing down. The tower is an old estate water tank, now disused.