Continuing my HDR photo walk at River Park North in Greenville North Carolina, I couldn’t help notice the nice yellow flowers growing out of this log. There seemed to be a simple beauty about the whole scene. So, after processing the nine exposures, I got this result.
Even though the light of the sun had been blocked by a temporary cloud cover, the nine exposures gave me an almost infinite tonal palette.
Processing: I loaded the images shot from -2 to +2 ev at .5 ev intervals into Nik HDR Efex Pro for tone mapping. In Adobe Photoshop, I worked with Hue/Saturation to get more realistic color and added a vignette layer to slightly darken the edges.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 lens set at 35mm, f/8, ISO 400. Manfrotto 190XPROB with 486RC2 ball head.