Another High Dynamic Range (HDR) Image natural, and one of the most beautiful and prolific flowering plants in my neighborhood, is the Hydrangea. It seems that everyone has at least one plant and the various colors are incredible. This is our prize specimen. And I almost missed the peak color since I shot this about two days before the beautiful blooms started to fade.
The wonderful thing about these images is that very little post processing is necessary. Since the natural colors are so vibrant, especially with the late afternoon sun as a backlight, the most realistic shot is the most perfect shot. At least, that’s my opinion.
I’ve included this close up of one of the Hydrangeas that my neighbors, Jack and Jan, have so meticulously nourished. Beautiful, isn’t it!
These images were made from five shots processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro and Adobe Photoshop. I used my Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.