Lighthouse (HDR)

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Comments (17)

Bokiel on February 7, 2010



Bokiel on February 7, 2010



乾龍 on February 8, 2010


Beautiful shot

From Taiwan best wishes


klages k on February 18, 2010

Voted !


Pixelpusher BV on February 20, 2010

Many thanks all for the votes! Regards from England:)

Amado Lindo on February 28, 2010

Voted, nice HDR

Kevin Childress on March 9, 2010

Barney, I found a forum post where you discussed using PhotoMatix. I'm currently experimenting with the trial version. I hoped to ask you a question using this photo as an example. Do you find the need to further process the PhotoMatix image any further in PhotoShop (or other programs), or does PhotoMatix produce an image of acceptable quality? Also, in your experience, do you have a preference between the Details Enhancer or the Tone Compressor feature of tone mapping?

Best regards,


Pixelpusher BV on March 9, 2010

Hi Kevin.

I seem to get the best results using the Detail Enhancer, but on occasion the Tone Compressor is more effective, but not often, for me at least. All I try to do in PM is get the light-range to my liking* & then I generally 'finish' the image in other software such as Aperture for the colour, contrast & sharpening. I only use PS to remove dust spots or lens flair etc.

*I'll always use the (Light) smoothing at 100% on the Tone Compressor. I'm not a fan of the 'typical' HDRi images which tend to look very stylised and unnatural, I attempt to achieve a result thats closer to the memory of what the scene actually looked like at the time. Not sure if I achieve that tho!

I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can help any further.

Panamon-Creel on March 12, 2010

Barney, just one little correction. A photo in JPEG format like shown here cannot be HDR since JPEG is a LDR format ;) It should be named "derived from HDR" or "tone mapped from HDR" and not just "HDR".

Diana Ullmann on May 12, 2010

Wonderful photo!

Thank you for your visit in my gallery,


H. Lotfi-Azad on May 20, 2010

Eye catching! BOP!

Kind regards, Lotfi :)

2c on June 17, 2010

So beautiful!!! h

silvestras on September 28, 2010

Very interesting and very nice work.


Best regards.


der Machdeburjer on November 14, 2010

a wonderful work - YS, best greetings Reimund

Dariusz Bielecki on January 29, 2011

Amazing shot. Add to my fav

RezaSamami on September 11, 2011

Very nice!..........LIKE............Best Wishes

Harwich on November 9, 2011


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 9, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Pixelpusher BV
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2010/01/07 07:54:00
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/18.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100