I was driving to work today when I had a sudden thought of somethings to do additionally during my workflow. My typical shots are handheld, 3 exposures, -2 to +2 and not much time to take them. Sometimes, when I am in a hurry, I do not have time to capture the entire dynamic range. One of the problems I have had with HDR processing is having a blown out sun; the center is pure white. I don’t know about you, but I have never seen a pure white sun devoid of color. So, enter the clone tool. I was able to take the edges of the sun and clone them across the white area and blend it back in.
The Road Home
Okay, so this was on the way away from home, not to home…well unless you are traveling the other way and then it would be the road home. Anyways, I have a fascination with these gates and have begun keeping a series on them. This was sunrise just a few days ago. Too bad I don’t get to do this all the time as a real job…maybe some day.